In a dramatic flip of occasions, Sri Lankan tempo nice Chaminda Vaas on Monday resigned because the nationwide crew’s quick bowling coach because of a pay dispute along with his board, barely three days after being appointed to the put up. Vaas resigned simply earlier than the crew’s departure for a tour of the West Indies.
“We could not agree to his terms so he resigned,” a senior Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) official stated.
“It is particularly disheartening to note that in an economic climate such as the one facing the entire globe right now, Mr. Vaas has made this sudden and irresponsible move on the eve of the team’s departure, based on personal monetary gain,” SLC stated in a press release.
It was solely final week that Vaas was appointed to interchange Australian David Sakar following the crew’s poor present towards South Africa and England within the current occasions.
Vaas by the way was to go away for the West Indies with the crew on Monday night time to play three matches every of the 2 shorter codecs and two Tests.
One of the nation’s best pacers, Vaas has additionally resigned from his place because the SLC Academy coach, a board official added.
Vaas, with 355 Test wickets and 400 ODI wickets is Sri Lanka’s most profitable tempo bowler and his sudden resignation forward of a tour has not gone down nicely with the cricket board.
“It is extremely disheartening that a legend such as Chaminda Vaas has resorted to holding the administration, the cricketers, and indeed the game at ransom, by handing in his resignation at the eleventh hour, citing the administration’s refusal to accede to an unjustifiable demand for an increased (USD) remuneration…,” SLC’s assertion learn.
Ironically, the crew that departs on Monday night time had not obtained the nation’s sports activities ministry’s sanction.
The crew’s departure was dealt a blow on Monday morning when it was introduced that quick bowler Lahiru Kumara had returned constructive for COVID-19.
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They take the locations of Kusal Mendis, who was dropped for poor kind, Kusal Janith Perera, Avishka Fernando and Banuka Rajapaksa. All of them had failed their health exams
The first of the three T20 internationals is to be performed in Antigua on March 3.
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