KARACHI: Multan Sultans, the sixth franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL), has appointed former Australian cricketer Tom Moody as its head coach.
The announcement was made by the league’s Director of Cricket and former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram during a ceremony to launch the team’s kit and logo in Karachi.
“Tom Moody has great experience of coaching, especially for the franchise-based cricket. His presence will lead Multan to new heights,” Wasim said while announcing the appointment of Moody as the head coach of the franchise.
— Multan Sultans (@MultanSultans) September 22, 2017
Moody was coach of Sri Lanka’s national cricket team from 2005 to 2007 before coaching IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad and BPL team Rangpur Riders.
In a video message, Moody said he was excited to be part of the franchise.
“I am looking forward to being involved with Multan Sultans next year for the PSL and partnering-up with my old mate Wasim Akram,” Moody said in a video message.
“Great things ahead for the new side in the PSL. Looking forward to working with all the local talent and putting together a great team for the success in the future.”
Speaking on the occasion of the logo and kit launch, Asher Schon, Director, Multan Sultans said, `It is great to see everyone welcoming Multan Sultans, the love and enthusiasm is surreal and makes us feel very proud on making the right choice of the team, our logo symbolizes power and visually positions our
determination to lead the way, be it on-field or off-field’.
Multan Sultans also announced Wasim Akram- the Sultan of Swing, as their Director Cricket.
Regarding Moody’s appointment, Asher Schon, said, `I believe in Tom we have found the ideal man for this role. He possesses years of coaching experience with various franchises which enables him to play a crucial role in nurturing young talent and player development’.
Multan Sultans enter the circuit just at a time when cricket is flourishing with a memorable victory in the ICC Champions Trophy, followed by a triumphant Independence Cup, which ended the long and tough journey for fans who have been deprived of the opportunity to witness international cricket, says a statement. – SAMAA
Story first published: 22nd September 2017