Chaminda Vaas returns as Sri Lanka’s Fast Bowling Consultant

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former legendary fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has returned as Fast Bowling Consultant of the national team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Friday said in a media statement.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform you that pursuant to a meeting that was held between Mr. Chaminda Vaas and the Management Team of Sri Lanka Cricket, the matters which led to his resignation were amicably resolved. 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. Sri Lanka Cricket acknowledges the valuable services rendered by Mr. Vaas to SLC and the significant contribution he has made to the sport as an iconic player and wishes him well” media statement read.

In February, just days after being appointed as Sri Lanka’s fast bowling coach, Vaas had resigned from the post with immediate effect, with SLC accusing the former fast bowler of holding “the game at ransom”. The move comes a day out from the national team’s departure for their tour of the West Indies, and has left SLC scrambling for a replacement.

Vaas himself had been a replacement for David Saker, who had resigned prior to the tour citing personal reasons.

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