Chaminda Vaas appointed Sri Lanka fast bowling coach for West Indies tour

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Vaas back for fourth stint with Sri Lanka team following David Sekar’s resignation

Former Sri Lanka seamer Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the national team’s fast bowling coach for their upcoming tour to the West Indies. He replaces Australian David Sekar, who resigned as the fast bowling coach on Thursday for personal reasons.

Vaas has previously coached the Sri Lankan team on three occasions, in 2013, 2015, and temporarily in 2017.

Vaas, Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowler with 355 Test wickets 400 ODI wickets, has been part of SLC’s development program and holds the post of fast bowling coach at their high-performance centre, where he works with emerging and national team players. He has also previously held coaching roles with Ireland and New Zealand.

Sri Lanka’s West Indies tour begins in under two weeks, with a three-match T20I series starting on March 4, followed by three ODIs and two Tests.

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