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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 07:31 GMT 08:31 UK
Moody's future 'not decided yet'
Tom Moody
Moody is concentrating on Sri Lanka's World Cup attempt
Tom Moody's future plans will not be revealed until after the World Cup.

The former Australia player is currently coaching Sri Lanka but has been strongly linked with the same role at Western Australia.

"Since Wayne Clark announced his retirement at the beginning of this year the Waca has made it clear Tom is the preferred candidate to take over.

"However, no agreement has been reached with him at this point in time," the state association said in a statement.

"The Waca [Western Australia Cricket Association] respects that Tom has an important task over the next month as he leads Sri Lanka towards the climax of the World Cup in the West Indies.

There has been speculation about this, that and the other but at the end of the day I haven't looked at anything

Tom Moody

"As such, the Waca will not be progressing its discussions with him until such time as his commitments at the World Cup have concluded," the statement added.

The 41-year-old has also been linked with the England coaching job, should Duncan Fletcher decide to quit after the World Cup.

"There has been speculation about this, that and the other but at the end of the day I haven't looked at anything," Moody told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I said to WA that at the end of the World Cup I will sit down with Sri Lanka and see what the future holds there."

Moody played eight Tests and 76 one-day internationals for Australia, helping them win the 1987 and 1999 World Cups.

He spent the majority of his 15-year playing career with Western Australia and Worcestershire, where his family still lives.

He coached Worcestershire before getting the Sri Lanka job in 2005.

Sri Lanka are almost certain to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup, having won three of their four Super 8 matches so far.

K Madivanan, secretary of Sri Lanka cricket, confirmed the issue of Moody's future would be up for discussion, but only after the World Cup has ended.

"As far as we are aware Tom Moody is still our coach," he said.

"We cannot comment on the reports appearing in the media regarding his future.

"However, we are to decide on the matter after the World Cup and will do so at the right time.

"I don't think it's fair to bother Tom about his future at this time, especially during the middle of an important tournament such as the World Cup."

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