Chaminda Vaas (left) has been named Sri Lanka’s bowling coach for West Indies tour.© AFP
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday appointed former pacer Chaminda Vaas as the national team’s fast bowling coach for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. His appointment comes following the resignation of David Saker, who was the national fast bowling coach, SLC said in a statement. Vaas currently serves as fast bowling coach at the high-performance center of the SLC, working with emerging and national team players, it added.
During his illustrious career for Sri Lanka, Vaas took 355 Test wickets from 111 matches and 400 ODI wickets from 322 games.
On Tuesday, SLC confirmed that the team will tour the West Indies to play the all-format series, starting on March 3.
The Sri Lankan team will leave for the Caribbean on February 23.
During the tour, Sri Lanka will play three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches under a bio-secure environment in Antigua from March 3 to April 2.
The three T20I matches will be played on March 3, 5 and 7 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua and the ODI series will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Antigua on March 10, 12, and 14.
The first Test match will start on March 21, and the second Test will commence on March 29.
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