Sri Lanka reappoint Vaas as fast bowling consultant

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26 Mar 2021 | 12:27 PM
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Sri Lanka reappoint Vaas as fast bowling consultant

The former fast bowler had resigned just ahead of the West Indies tour, stating personal reasons

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Chaminda Vaas returns as Sri Lanka’s fast bowling consultant after resigning from his post hours before the national side flew to West Indies, where they were scheduled to play three T20 Internationals (T20I), three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a couple of Tests. Vaas had quit citing personal reasons, citing personal reasons, which left many within Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) miffed. 

“Mr. Vaas withdrew his submitted letter of resignation and agreed to continue as the fast bowling consultant to Sri Lanka Cricket, the position which he held prior to his resignation,” the SLC media release said.

This appointment comes after bowling coach David Saker had stepped down as well. It is believed that Vaas had requested that his salary be in the region of what the board was paying to the outgoing Saker, which was turned down, according to ESPNCricinfo.

Sri Lanka have not had a very good tour thus far, having lost the T20I series 2-1, followed by a 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series. However, they have put in a much better performance in the first Test, which ended in a stalemate after Nkrumah Bonner (113*) and Kyle Mayers (52) forced a draw, chasing 375 to win. 

They will, however, have a chance to win the series, if they come out on top in the second Test which begins on March 29 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

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