Quiet departure for coach Moore
Former national cricket coach David Moore has made a quiet exit from the Island.
Bermuda Cricket Board president Lloyd Fray yesterday confirmed that the Australian has “left the Island” but did not elaborate.
“David has left the Island but where he is exactly I don’t know,” Fray said.
Fray did not reply to further questions e-mailed to him seeking clarification as to whether Moore had left Bermuda for good and taken up residence elsewhere or whether he was still associated with the Board.
But according to various reliable sources the former West Indies coach no longer has contractual ties with the BCB.
It is understood that Moore departed the Island on June 16 following an informal farewell luncheon at BCB headquarters attended by invited guests only.
As of yesterday, the BCB had yet to officially announce Moore’s departure which was seemingly shrouded in secrecy.
Moore’s original three-year contract with the BCB expired in February of this year but was extended for another three months with the approval of the Department of Immigration.
Calls from concerned parents of National Academy cricketers to have Moore’s contract “revisited” fell on deaf ears.
The parents claimed that the BCB had been forced to sever ties with Moore due to “budget restraints”, a claim the BCB never confirmed or denied when invited to comment on the matter.
Moore took over national coaching duties from Gus Logie in 2010 but was never able to achieve the same amount of success at the senior national level as his predecessor did with a team going through a rebuilding phase.
Perhaps Moore’s biggest achievement during his tenure was establishing the National Academy to further aid in the development of the local game.