SLC says Vaas resigned for ‘personal monetary gain’

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka bowling expert coach Chaminda Vaas resigned Monday and was then implicated of giving up for “personal monetary gain.”

Vaas handed in his resignation to Sri Lanka Cricket, reliable from March 26, and notified the board that he will not go with the nationwide group on the trip of the West Indies.

Sri Lanka is set up to play 3 Twenty20s, 3 ODIs and 2 test matches versus the West Indies, beginning with the very first T20 on March 4.

“It is particularly disheartening to note that in an economic climate such as the one facing the entire globe right now, Mr. Vaas has made this sudden and irresponsible move … based on personal monetary gain,” Sri Lanka Cricket stated in a declaration.

In a strongly-worded declaration, the SLC stated it declined Vaas’ need for a boost in pay, blaming the previous left-arm quick bowler of handing in his resignation at the last minute.

“It is extremely disheartening that a legend such as Chaminda Vaas has resorted to holding the administration, the cricketers, and indeed the game at ransom,” the SLC stated, including that Vaas is currently getting pay “that is in keeping with his experience, qualifications, and expertise.”

The SLC went on to state that Vaas’ “yeoman service” for many years has actually been valued by the cricket board and was likewise rewarded.

The 47-year-old Vaas is among the most capped Sri Lanka cricketers, declaring 355 wickets in 111 test matches and 400 wickets in 322 ODIs prior to dropping in 2009.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.