In a dramatic turn of events, Sri Lankan pace great Chaminda Vaas on Monday resigned as the national team’s fast bowling coach due to a pay dispute with his board, barely three days after being appointed to the post.
Vaas resigned just before the team’s departure for a tour of the West Indies.
“We could not agree to his terms so he resigned,” a senior Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) official said.
“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 on the eve of the team’s departure, based on personal monetary gain,” SLC said in a statement.
It was only last week that Vaas was appointed to replace Australian David Sakar following the team’s poor show against South Africa and England in the recent times.
Vaas incidentally was to leave for the West Indies with the team on Monday night to play three matches each of the two shorter formats and two Tests.
One of the country’s finest pacers, Vaas has also resigned from his position as the SLC Academy coach, a board official added.