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* Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Chaminda Vaas as fast bowling coach
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 07:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that former national player Chaminda Vaas has been appointed as the National Fast Bowling coach of the Sri Lanka National Team on a two year contract.

He will lead the Fast Bowling Coaching unit which will also include Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake.

The 39-year-old bowler was recently employed by the New Zealand side in a temporary coaching role during their tour in Sri Lanka.

Vaas retired from Test cricket in July 2009 but continued to play one-days and Twenty20s till the 2011 World Cup.

Sri Lanka Cricket also appointed former cricketer Michael De Soysa as the Manager of the National Team for a period of one year.

De Zoysa, who replaces sacked manager Charith Senanayake, will take charge of the team from this month's home series against Bangladesh.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka Cricket considering Chaminda Vaas to be the coach of fast bowlers

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