Former West Indian great Brian Lara is reportedly set to take over from Tom Moody as coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Moody and the Sunrisers have decided to part ways after the club failed to renew Moody's contract during what was his second stint in charge of the club.
He has already found a new role, where he will serve as director of cricket at the Desert Vipers in the new UAE-backed ILT20 league, which will directly compete with the Australian Big Bash League during the month of January.
While Moody's first stint in charge of the Sunrisers brought five finals appearances and one championship (in 2016) between 2013 and 2019 when he was at the club, his 2022 return saw the Hyderabad-based club fall away down the table. Arriving in 2021 as a director of cricket, he would take over as head coach in 2022, finishing eighth in the most recently completed season.
Cricinfo is now reporting that Lara could be the man to take over in the role, having been involved with the club as a strategic advisor and batting coach during Moody's final campaign in charge.
The role would be Lara's first head coaching role, having put the bat down from international cricket for the final time in 2007, although he did turn out in T20 cricket during 2010 during a competition in Zimbabwe.
He has since played in some legends cricket, however, his lack of T20 experience as a player reportedly won't worry the Sunrisers after impressing as part of Moody's staff last season.