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    Moody named Sri Lanka coach

    Tom Moody has been named as Sri Lanka's new coach, less than a week after being overlooked for a similar position with the Indian team. Moody, who is currently the coach of Worcestershire, will be officially unveiled to the media at a press conference on Thursday morning, but it has been confirmed that his deal runs until after the 2007 World Cup.

    His appointment ends a period of uncertainty in Sri Lankan cricket after the departure of John Dyson, following Sri Lanka's rearranged tour of New Zealand, where they lost the Test series 1-0.

    Moody is still in the early stages of his coaching career, but had been the favourite for the Sri Lankan job since earlier this month, when he surprisingly emerged from the list of candidates.

    By the time Greg Chappell was handed the Indian job Moody was already on a plane to Colombo to complete the interview process. He made a presentation to the interim cricket board, the chief executive Duleep Mendis, team manager Michael Tissera and cricket committee chairman Arjuna Ranatunga.

    "We are delighted to announce that we have signed up Tom Moody as our new national coach until May 31, 2007," said Typhon Mirando, the board secretary. "Tom made a fantastic presentation about his background and the future of Sri Lanka's cricket, and it was a unanimous decision to appoint him."

    Although he brings limited coaching experience, Moody played eight Tests and 76 ODIs for Australia, helping them win two World Cups, in 1987 and 1999. He has a clause in his Worcestershire contract that allows him to pursue international opportunities, and at one point was considered to be a candidate to succeed Duncan Fletcher as England coach.

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    http://content.cricinfo.com/srilanka...ry/209921.html
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    So that makes three australian foriegn for WI, India and SL. Too many
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      Originally posted by Saby
      So that makes three australian foriegn for WI, India and SL. Too many
      Although its bangladesh but don't forget Dav Whatmore
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        ^ Oh yeah Dav Whatmore is australian too so that doesnt help either
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          I guess ppl think that getting an Aussie coach will transform their team into like-Australia. Too bad, it doesn't always exactly work like that.
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            A good point to ponder by Saby. All of the Sub continental teams - india, Pak, BD and SL have foreign coaches. Are we fully liberated or independent? I don't know...

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              Originally posted by funguy
              A good point to ponder by Saby. All of the Sub continental teams - india, Pak, BD and SL have foreign coaches. Are we fully liberated or independent? I don't know...
              Unfortunately we don't have many specialist coaches in Pakistan or subcontinent. Plus we have seen woolmer factor in the current side.So I don't think there is any harm in getting one from outside specially if he can do a good job.
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                Funguy, getting a foriegn coach is not bad. But like Faisal said that they are hiring aussie coaches inexperienced at this level thinking that they will transform their fortunes. i dont doubt the coaching abilities of Moody, Benett King or Greg Chappell (whatmore is a proven coach) and they still might change it but I think their candidature is helped by the fact that they are australians.
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                  Foreign or not, I firmly believe that just because someone played cricket at some level, doesn't necessarily make that person a good professional coach for a national team. Yeah, he can give a few tips here and there (like Waqar or Wasim etc), but to be a full time coach in all aspects of the game, they should get training for being a coach. I only know of one Pakistan ex-cricketer who got himself trained in being a professional coach, and that is Wasim Raja. May be there are others too. Our former cricketers rely more on jaan pehchaan and their laurels as former test crickets to land the lucrative coaching job with Pak Nat'l team. I assume this situation is similar across all Asian teams. Whereas Aussies, Saffies and British players get additional training to be formal coaches. That is the key difference.

                  Wasim Raja's problem was that he was too nice a guy, and a gentleman. To coach Pakistan national team, you need full backing of the board and be a hard-nosed guy, so that our superstars are kept in check and deliver to their full potential.

                  That is where I believe having Woolmer is a blessing. He is trained, is a professional, is a no-nonsense person and comes with such an impressive resume that our Board is giving him full support. I don't doubt that if a Pakistani coach comes with similar credentials and no-nonsense personality, he can be as effective as Woolmer. Just stay away from stupid politics, keep your mouth shut and focus on the job.
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                    Austalian Coaches in foreign teams... looks like Australia is getting ready to win the 2007 world cup as well......

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                      ^ Welcome to GS (with a conspiracy theory already!)

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                        I think a major factor in foreigners making better coaches than desis is that coaching system has a lot more weight and respect in countries out of sub-continent. We may respect our academic teachers a lot (probably out of fear) but respecting a PT teacher was rare. Even there was no pressure from parents to show respect to PT Sir. He was there just to make sure we kill the 45 minutes of PT twice a week. I am sure other schools in PAK had similar setups.

                        Countires in the west put a lot of emphasis on coaching and kids do listen and respect their coaches. So, there is an image or role model to follow in coaches. They tend to produce more 'real' coaches. In our countries, a coach is someone to be made a '*******' of. Nobody listens to him or wants to emulate him.

                        Did that make sense?

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                          Having a foreign coach is especially a boon for sub-continental teams for a number of reasons.first desi coaches lack the work ethics (to a different degree) aussies in particular have. Then a desi coach is guaranteed to have some degree of bias,while foreign coach wouldn't care which region the player came from.there are many other reasons,better coaching and feilding practice techniques,better ideas.......and so on.Saby, both moody and chappel have proven coaching skills and experience although not at intenational level,but so did whatmore until he coached lanka.In fact Moody is considered to be the guy to watch out for.Woolmer rode on the outstanding talent and discipline of the SA team of 90's under Cronje.As far as Pakitan is concerned,it has had some success only against a couple of teams one of which is in partial and other in complete disarray.When do they play Australia next ?

                          On a serious note,I think he's doing a great job in uniting and bringing the best out of pakistan.(and IS a great coach).
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