Moody upbeat despite De Mel attack

London, May 9:

Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody was in relaxed mood on Tuesday despite coming under fire from newly-appointed chief selector Asantha de Mel just.

“I’ve lodged nothing,” said Moody, denying reports coming out of Sri Lanka that he’d made an official complaint. De Mel branded the Australian “more of a strategist” than a coach and said the former international all-rounder had not done enough to help individual players with specific technical problems. He had also said that Sanath Jayasuriya had been forced to retire although he blamed his predecessor, Lalith Kaluperama for Jayasuriya’s exit. Moody said, “As far as we’re concerned, I had a conversation with the chairman of selectors this morning and it didn’t even come into the conversation.”