Moody urges SL to end survival culture in cricket


Former Australian Test player Tom Moody on Friday asked lowly-ranked Sri Lanka to end its culture of merely ‘surviving’ in cricket and vowed to shake up the national team ahead of the next World Cup.

In his first public remarks since being hired last month by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to revive the team, the 55-year-old Australian said he was planning a major cultural shift.

He said his observation so far was that Sri Lankan players were ‘just holding on’ without making an extra effort and were merely trying to ‘survive’.

“We need to create an environment within the playing group… within community of Sri Lanka cricket that [will make them] feel like they are thriving in the organisation, not surviving,” Moody said.—AFP