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Sri Lanka ropes in Vaas as bowling coach for India series

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 21 July 2017 1:10 PM GMT

Sri Lanka ropes in Vaas as bowling coach for India series
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Sri Lanka ropes in Vaas as bowling coach for India series
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Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday named pace great Chaminda Vaas as the specialist fast bowling coach for the series against India, beginning July 16.

"Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday announced that ace paceman Chaminda Vaas has been drafted into the National side to guide the pace attack for the India tour of Sri Lanka," the board confirmed in a statement.

"The series opener takes place in Galle on July 26. The former new ball seamer has been at the helm of the National programme working with the feeder squads since August last year and joins the national team as specialist fast bowling coach ahead of the India tour," it added.

Vaas has replaced Champaka Ramanayake, who resigned after the series against Zimbabwe, citing "personal reasons" for ending a two-year stint.

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Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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