Tom Moody elected coach
The IPL’s Hyderabad franchise, now called the ‘Sunrisers’, have appointed former Australian cricketer Tom Moody as the team’s new coach, along with former India cricketers Kris Srikkanth and VVS Laxman as mentors. The new owners, Sun TV Network, officially renamed Deccan Chargers as Sunrisers today, and also unveiled the new logo of the team, which is depicting an eagle soaring high and looking at rising sun. ‘I am happy and excited about being the mentor and probably the strategic analyst for the team. We have people like Tom Moody, VVS Laxman, Dale Steyn and Sangakkara. With the grace of sun god, we hope to shine brighter. We are confident of making a big impact,’ Srikkanth said. Sun group took over the cash-strapped Hyderabad franchise earlier this year for a whopping Rs 425.2 crores after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) terminated the contract of the Deccan Chargers.