Coach Moody signs 3-year contract with Rangpur Riders

After being snubbed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its chief coaching role, Australian Tom Moody has officially signed a three-year deal with Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Rangpur Riders.

While Tom Moody had given his consent a few days back, an official decision was put on hold. But with the Australian missing out on the India coaching job, the Bangladesh franchise brought him in.   -  AFP

After being snubbed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its chief coaching role, Australian Tom Moody has officially signed a three-year deal with Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Rangpur Riders.

While Moody had given his consent a few days back, an official decision was put on hold. But with the Australian missing out on the India coaching job, the Bangladesh franchise brought him in. Confirming the development, Rudradip Banerjee of Second Innings Sports and Entertainment—which played the liaison between the franchise and the Australian—said that official signing has been done.

“Yes, Moody has been brought in as the head coach for the Riders for three years,” Banerjee said.

After Anil Kumble stepped down as the coach of Team India, the BCCI had invited applications for the position. Moody was one of the applicant and was considered one of the frontrunners for the job. That, however, didn’t happen as the Board went ahead with Ravi Shastri as the chief coach.

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