Coach waits for discussions with Sri Lankan board May 1, 2007

Moody staying quiet on next move

Cricinfo staff



Tom Moody and Lasith Malinga talk tactics during the World Cup © Getty Images

Tom Moody will delay a decision on his coaching future until after he talks with the Sri Lankan board. Moody is in high demand after guiding Mahela Jayawardene's side to the World Cup final and he has options to stay in Colombo or take charge of his former state Western Australia.

"I'm not making any decisions on my future until I've had a chance to speak to the Sri Lankan cricket board, until I've had a chance to reflect and have a look to see where I want to be professionally and personally," Moody told AAP.

Western Australia are confident of securing Moody, who has said his family would be the top priority in his choice. "I have intentionally put this whole thing on the back burner because it wouldn't be right professionally if I didn't give 100% to Sri Lanka," Moody said.

Sri Lanka were the second best side in the tournament but they were out-played in the final, although rain and bad light did not help their chances of defeating Australia. Moody is confident the team will again be a threat at the next World Cup in 2011.

"If we continue the professionalism that we are adopting," he said, "there's no reason why Sri Lanka as a cricketing country can't compete with the likes of Australia."