Worcestershire are to bring forward talks with their coach, Tom Moody, following the latest outbreak of media speculation linking him with a top job in international cricket.
The county have confirmed that the Worcestershire director of cricket has been given permission to travel to India later this month to be interviewed with a view to succeeding John Wright as national coach.
The Worcestershire board will hold a meeting with Moody on May 23 to discuss his short-term future before he flies to the sub-continent.
Moody has already been turned down for the post of England Academy director, having made the three-man shortlist. He has also been linked with national coaching posts in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa and, having not so far discussed an extension to his New Road contract, everything points to him leaving when his current deal runs out at the end of the season.
By appointing Steve Rhodes as assistant coach following his retirement last summer, Worcestershire already effectively have Moody's successor in place.
Following their recent indifferent form, the county have a quick decision to make as to whether it might be in their best interests to release Moody from his contract sooner rather than later, should an offer come in from elsewhere.