Rangpur Riders rope in Tom Moody as head coach
Sunrisers Hyderabad won their maiden IPL title under the coaching of Tom Moody.
Published - May 30, 2017 5:46 pm | Updated - May 30, 2017 5:46 pm
Former Australian batsman Tom Moody is set to be the coach of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Rangpur Riders. The 51-year-old Australian has found success in his coaching tenure at the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Under his guidance, Hyderabad won their maiden IPL title in 2016. Rangpur Riders are yet to win BPL and will be looking up to Moody to provide the essential guidance.
The third edition of Bangladesh’s domestic Twenty20 League will commence from the first week to November later this year. Famous Indian singers Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal are expected to perform in the grand opening ceremony. Rangpur’s best performance so far in BPL came in 2015, where they finished third. In the 2016 edition of they were led by Naeem Islam. The Rangpur squad boasted of few well-known International names like Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Babar Azam.
Former Bangladeshi opening batsman Mohammad Javed Omar Belim (Gulla) was the previous coach of the team. But the team management was not happy with the results they were getting and hence a change in higher standing was needed. “Rangpur Riders are looking forward to become the champions in next season. We have appointed Tom Moody who has huge experience and specially he is very good in franchise cricket. Hopefully everything will be alright,” said one of the representative of the team Naimur Rahman Durjoy while speaking to poriborton.com.
Another one from IPL
Moody is not the only IPL-team coach who has been roped into BPL. A few days ago, BPL franchise Khulta Titans roped in Mahela Jayawardene as their head coach. Mumbai Indians became the first IPL team to win three titles under the supervision of former Sri Lankan batsman. With the inclusion of big names like Mahela and Moody, BPL is expected to get bigger and better this year.