May 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket team left for Abu Dhabi today to play three one-day internationals with Pakistan. This is the last tour of the Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody who announced his resignation from the post yesterday.
Australian national Moody announced the resignation officially to the Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday after a half an hour discussion with the officials. His assistant Trevor Penny also handed over his resignation yesterday. Trevor’s contract lasts until the August this year while Moody’s two year contract ends this month.
Meanwhile former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu was not named to the Abu Dhabi tour. Vice captain Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vass also miss the tour due to commitments with English county cricket. Middle order batsman Malinda Warnapura and paceman Ishara Amarasinghe were taken in anew to the team while spinner Kaushal Lokuarachchi and fast bowler Ruchira Perera have been recalled to the team.