Sri Lanka’s bowling coach Chaminda Vaas returns to job after quitting over pay dispute
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s quick bowling coach Chaminda Vaas returned to his job a month after quitting over a pay dispute that was “amicably resolved,” the cricket board mentioned Friday.
Former Check participant Vaas, 47, stop on the eve of the nationwide staff’s departure to the West Indies final month. He stepped down days after changing Australian David Saker.
“Sri Lanka Cricket needs to tell you that pursuant to a gathering that was held between Mr. Chaminda Vaas… the issues which led to his resignation have been amicably resolved,” the board mentioned in an announcement.
It got here a day after Sri Lanka’s new director of cricket, Tom Moody, a former Australian Check participant, vowed to shake up the nationwide staff forward of the subsequent World Cup.
In his first public remarks since being employed final month by Sri Lanka’s cricket board to revive the staff, the 55-year-old mentioned on Thursday that he was planning a serious cultural shift.
He mentioned his commentary up to now was that Sri Lankan gamers have been “simply holding on” with out making an additional effort and have been merely making an attempt to “survive”.
“We have to create an atmosphere inside the taking part in group… inside the neighborhood of Sri Lanka cricket that (will make them) really feel like they’re thriving within the organisation, not surviving,” Moody mentioned.
Moody was Sri Lanka’s head coach for 2 years till 2007 and was chosen for the brand new publish due to his expertise in Sri Lanka and overseas, the board mentioned.
Vaas is probably the most profitable Sri Lankan quick bowler, taking 355 wickets in 111 Checks and 400 scalps in 322 one-day internationals.
He retired from Check cricket in 2009, a yr after ending his ODI profession.
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