Chaminda Vaas appointed as the Head Coach of the Sri Lanka ‘Emerging Team’

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In a media release, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Chaminda Vaas as the Head Coach of the Sri Lanka ‘Emerging Team’ for the forthcoming Tour of South Africa.

Vaas as a coach, was contracted to coach the New Zealand fast bowlers during their tour of Sri Lanka in Oct 2012, which included two Test matches. In May 2013 he was appointed as bowling coach for the Sri Lankan side participating in the Champions Trophy competition in England.He served as Sri Lanka’s bowling coach until April 2015.

Chaminda Vass passing on some tips to Dhammika Prasad

In January 2016, Vaas was named as Ireland cricket team bowling coach. His short-term assignment included two T20Is against United Arab Emirates cricket team in UAE and 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in IndiaAfter serving out his contract he was re-hired in August 2016 to serve as Sri Lanka’s fast bowling consultant.

On 21 July 2017, Vaas replaced Champaka Ramanayake as Sri Lanka’s bowling coach. Sri Lanka Cricket announced that Vass will mentor the team during India tour of Sri Lanka 2017


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