Chaminda Vaas, the iconic former fast bowler, has been appointed as the Coach of the Sri Lanka emerging team for the South Africa tour. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) took the decision on Friday after designated coach Avishka Gunawardena was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) a day before.
Vaas, the most successful fast bowler in Sri Lanka cricket history with 355 tests and 400 ODI wickets to his name, is currently the bowling coach of the under-19 team.
Under his wings, young fast bowlers like Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara have made big strides and have already impressed one and all at international level. Kalana Perera and Dilshan madusanka are two other young fast bowlers mentored by Vass, who are making headlines in domestic cricket.
The Sri Lanka Emerging team is scheduled to play a full series against an emerging South Africa team starting from the next month.