Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former left-arm fast-medium bowler Chaminda Vaas as the fast bowling coach of the Sri Lankan national team for their upcoming West Indies tour. Vaas joined the team as the coach after the resignation of Australian coach David Saker, who stepped down from the role on Friday.
Sri Lanka is set to tour West Indies for an all format series slated to commence from March 4. The tour comprises three T20Is and as many ODI matches along with a two-match Test series.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Chaminda Vaas as the National Team’s Fast Bowling Coach for the Tour of West Indies.
“His appointment comes following the resignation of David Sekar, who was the National Fast Bowling Coach,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in an official release.
Chaminda Vaas is the fast bowling coach of Sri Lanka Cricket High Performance centre. The former pacer has represented the national team for 15 successful years and broken several records.
He has played 111 Tests and 322 ODIS, clinching 355 wickets and 400 wickets including 12 five-wicket hauls and 4 five-wicket hauls, respectively.
He has served as the fast bowling coach of New Zealand in 2012 before joining the Sri Lankan national team as their coach in 2013 for the Champions Trophy tournament in England. He has also served as the bowling coach of the Ireland cricket team in 2016.