Tom Moody Named As Head Coach To Oval-Based Team In ”The Hundred”
There comes a massive announcement from the upcoming competition ”The Hundred”. The all-time legendary Tom Moody named as the head coach of the Oval-based team alongside Lydia Greenway, who will be the head coach of the women team. The England cricket board announced the news on Thursday.
Tom Moody is no stranger to handling big names in cricket and has recently had a fantastic season with Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although the side crashed out in the Eliminator tie, Hyderabad had played a brilliant brand of cricket and were champions under his watchful eyes. Moody had also helped Sri Lanka reach the World Cup finals in 2007.
Privileged to be part of the tournament – Tom Moody
His recent success speaks for himself and with the kind of expertise and experience, he is one of the best candidates to have in the side. Meanwhile, the Australian is pretty happy to take the new role.
Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody and England World Cup winner Lydia Greenway have been appointed as head coaches of the Oval-based men’s and women’s teams for the new Hundred competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.
“Anything that is new and is innovative has an automatic appeal,” said Moody. “From a coaching perspective, it presents new challenges to test yourself against in a world-class environment. To be a part of the early stages of a tournament where you have the opportunity to set the tone around what the 100-ball format will look like is a unique opportunity.”
“The Hundred will provide a platform for domestic players to step forward and make their case for selection on a stage that is as close to international cricket as you can get.”
The tournament will run by England and Wales Cricket Board. The first edition of ‘The Hundred’, a professional 100-ball cricket league, is scheduled for next year. The league will consist of eight city-based franchise teams, each of which will field both a men’s and women’s team.