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Chaminda Vaas resigns after pay dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket board


In a dramatic flip of occasions, Sri Lankan tempo nice Chaminda Vaas on Monday (February 22) resigned because the nationwide crew’s quick bowling coach on account of a pay dispute together with his board, barely three days after being appointed to the submit.

Former Lanka left-arm paceman Vaas resigned simply earlier than the crew’s departure for a tour of the West Indies.

“It’s significantly disheartening to notice that in an financial local weather such because the one dealing with your complete globe proper now, Mr. Vaas has made this sudden and irresponsible transfer on the eve of the crew’s departure, primarily based on private financial acquire,” a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) assertion learn.

“The administration of SLC, and certainly your complete nation, maintain Mr. Vaas in excessive esteem as a cricketer who has excelled for his nation. His years of yeoman service have been appreciated and rewarded through the years each in standing and in form.

“ In such circumstances, this can be very disheartening {that a} legend equivalent to Chaminda Vaas has resorted to holding the administration, the cricketers, and certainly the sport at ransom, by handing in his resignation on the eleventh hour, citing the administration’s refusal to accede to an unjustifiable demand for an elevated USD (US Greenback) remuneration, regardless of being a contracted worker of Sri Lanka Cricket, already receiving remuneration that’s in line with his expertise, {qualifications}, and experience, along with which he would have been entitled to the same old USD per diems provided to all members of a touring squad,” the assertion added.

It was solely final week that Vaas was appointed to exchange Australian David Saker following the crew’s poor present towards South Africa and England within the latest instances. Vaas by the way was to depart for the West Indies with the crew on Monday evening to play three matches every of the 2 shorter codecs and two Assessments.

Vaas, with 355 Check wickets and 400 ODI wickets is Sri Lanka’s most profitable tempo bowlers and his sudden resignation forward of a tour has not gone down properly with the cricket board.

The crew’s departure was dealt a blow on Monday morning when it was introduced that quick bowler Lahiru Kumara had returned optimistic for COVID-19.

The primary of the three T20 internationals is to be performed in Antigua on March 3.

(with PTI inputs)

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