Cricket: Moody keen on England role

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Tom Moody has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Andy Flower as England’s team director, and says he would ‘seriously consider’ the role if an approach was made.

The search is on for Flowers replacement after he announced on Friday that he would be stepping down from the position after a five-year stint, and Moody could be an option.

The Australian nearly took the job before Flower’s appointment but the circumstances were not right and he ended up turning it down.

Moody currently works in the Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad and has also just been named as the Caribbean Premier League’s director of cricket, but is still interested if the England position comes up.

“The England job is one that I think any aspiring coach would, depending on the timing of their life, want to take on, and I’m no different from that,” Moody revealed.

“When the opportunity came up five years ago the timing wasn’t right from a personal perspective, but I look at it from the point of view that I’m lucky to have a pretty unique balance of roles currently.

“So it’s not something I’ve sent emails or made phone calls enquiring about, but if it presents itself I’ll look at it seriously and see what unfolds.”

England limited overs coach Ashley Giles remains the favourite to take charge, but former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten and Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell are also in the running.

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