In a dramatic turn of events, Sri Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas resigned as the national team’s fast bowling coach on Monday (22 February) due to a salary dispute with his board, barely three days after being appointed to the post. Was the latter.
Former left-arm fast bowler Vas resigned just before the team departed Tour of west indies.
“It is especially disappointing that in an economic climate such as the one facing the whole world right now, Mr. Voss has taken this sudden and irresponsible move on the eve of the team’s farewell based on personal monetary gain,” Mr. Lanka Cricket (SLC) statement read.
“The management of SLC, and indeed across the country, has been held in high regard as a cricketer who has excelled for his country. His years of Ottoman service were appreciated and rewarded.
“In such circumstances, it is disheartening that giants like Chaminda Vaas have resorted to the game in the administration, cricketers, and indeed ransom, citing their resignation at the eleventh hour, citing the administration’s refusal. Increased USD ( US Dollars) Unreasonable demand for remuneration, in spite of being a contracted employee of Sri Lanka Cricket, already receiving remuneration with his experience, qualifications and expertise, in addition to which he would be entitled. The statement stated that a traveling squad General amount of USD according to income to be given to all members of the.
Voss was appointed in place of Australian David Sucker in recent days after the team’s poor performances against South Africa and England. Vaas coincidentally left for the West Indies to play two short formats and three of the two Test matches on Monday night with the team.
Vaas is Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowler with 355 Test wickets and 400 ODI wickets and his sudden resignation before the tour has not gone well with the cricket board.
The team’s departure came on Monday morning when it was announced that fast bowler Lahiru Kumara had returned positive for COVID-19.
The first of the three T20 internationals to be played in Antiga on 3 March.
(With PTI inputs)