Sri Lanka bowling coach Chaminda Vaas during nets
Sri Lanka bowling coach Chaminda Vaas during netsEd Sykes/Reuters file photo

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday appointed former pacer Chaminda Vass as the national team’s fast bowling coach for the upcoming tour of West Indies.

His appointment comes following the resignation of David Sekar, who was the national fast bowling coach, SLC said in a statement.

Vass 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, Vass took 355 Test wickets from 111 matches and 400 ODI wickets from 322 games.

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On Tuesday, SLC confirmed that the team will tour West Indies to play the all-format series, starting on 3 March.

The Sri Lankan team will leave for the Caribbean on 23 February. During the tour, Sri Lanka will play three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches, under a bio-secure environment in Antigua from 3 March to 2 April.

The three T20I matches will be played on 3, 5 and 7 March at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, while the ODI series will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Antigua on 10, 12, and 14 March.

The first Test match will start on 21 March, and the second Test will commence on 29 March.

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