STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

No Sri Lankan players, no problem: Moody

Published: 30th March 2013 10:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2013 10:15 AM   |  A+A-

Sunrisers have two Sri Lankan players in skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Tushar Periera. The on-going controversy over Lankan players not being allowed to play in Chennai may have put most of the franchises in a spot but not for coach Tom Moody at present.

The Australian coach was candid by saying it was not an issue now.

“If we had been playing the very first game at Chennai then I would have discussed about Sangakkara or Pereira but we are not playing in Chennai for few games. We will let the officials to do the delicate issues,’’ he said, adding, “both the players are coming and looking forward to the new season. They are obviously the key players for us. So, I’m sure the officials will sort out the issue in Chennai.”

Moody even didn’t want to look at the past as it is irrelevant now when asked about Deccan Chargers’ poor show last season, particularly at home. “It is a new team, new colours and new name (Sunrisers). We are going to turn it around and dominate,’’ asserted the 47-year-old Australian.

Sunrisers are the new franchise of Hyderabad, who replaced the bankrupt Deccan Chargers in IPL-6 season Moody says he is expecting the Hyderabad team to win against Pune Warriors in their first match on April 5 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

“We are expecting a very big crowd for the first match against Pune Warriors. The build-up for us has been very good and we are certainly looking forward with new franchise,’’ he added.

The coach, however, said it was unfortunate that dashing opener Shikhar Dhawan, who made 187 in his debut match against Australia in the Mohali Test, will not be available for the first game or even more. “We don’t know when Dhawan will be back and we are hoping a speedy recovery.’’



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp