Moody, Waqar in Global T20 Canada League

Tom Moody, who guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to its second IPL final last week, will coach Montreal Tigers; former Pakistan quick Waqar Younis will take over Winnipeg Eagles.

Tom Moody guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to its second IPL final last week.   -  K.V.S. GIRI

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody and former Pakistan quick Waqar Younis are the latest candidates to jump into the Global T20 Canada League pool of coaches.

The tournament, starting on June 28, will see Younis take over Winnipeg Eagles, while Moody — after guiding SRH to its second Indian Premier League final — will take control of the Montreal Tigers.

Toronto Nationals will be coached by current Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons. Mohammad Akram, another yesteryear Pakistan quick with an experience of coaching in the Pakistan Super League, will monitor Edmonton Royals. Jamaican Donovan Miller has been handed coaching duties at Vancouver Knights.

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The league will also mark the return of Steve Smith after three months. It is learnt that even David Warner has been nominated for the player draft to be held on Sunday.

The draft will be held in the presence of the coaches. Each team will take two of the 10 marquee stars — which also includes names like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell — and 14 players from a pool of 1,500 registrations.

Four spots will be set aside for Canada cricketers, which includes one berth for an U-23 player.

The tournament will feature six teams; five Canadian sides joined by a Cricket West Indies representative side, having only Caribbean players.

Twenty-two matches — all to be held at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club (7,000 capacity) — will lead to the play-offs.

The championship match is on July 16.