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Need to make first-class pitches suited to fast bowlers - Vaas

Aug 12, 2017: Sri Lanka's bowling coach has drawn attention to the tendency to produce spin-friendly pitches in first-class cricket that are stifling the development of quick bowlers

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

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Vaas takes over from Ramanayake as bowling coach

Jul 21, 2017: The former fast bowler will guide Sri Lanka's pace attack for the series against India

Mohammad Isam

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Vaas to spearhead SLC's fast bowling feeder system

Aug 10, 2016: Chaminda Vaas has been appointed Sri Lanka Cricket's fast-bowling consultant, fifteen months after his contract as the national team's bowling coach lapsed

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Ireland news

Vaas to assist Ireland during World T20

Jan 21, 2016: Ireland have appointed Chaminda Vaas, the former Sri Lanka seamer, as their bowling consultant ahead of the World T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Vaas to discontinue as SL fast-bowling coach

Apr 30, 2015: Chaminda Vaas will not continue as Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach, after his contract lapsed at the end of April, Sri Lanka Cricket has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Vaas believes SL pace quintet can thrive in NZ

Dec 23, 2014: Bowling coach Chaminda Vaas believes that Sri Lanka's pace quintet can thrive in New Zealand conditions

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in England 2014

SL quicks begin training with Duke ball

Apr 28, 2014: Sri Lanka's fast bowlers have begun training at home with Duke balls, in preparation for the two-Test series against England in June

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Watershed moment for Sri Lanka quicks

Jan 8, 2014: From looking completely out of their depth in Australia to destroying Pakistan's top order in Dubai, Sri Lanka's fast bowlers have come a long way to realising their penetrative potential

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

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Emerging pacers lack killer instinct - Vaas

Oct 6, 2013: Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach Chaminda Vaas has criticised the emerging group of seamers in the country's pace academy for being "soft" and wanting in drive for self-improvement

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

'If we make pitches for spin, our fast bowling stocks won't improve'

Oct 2, 2013: Pace bowlers in Sri Lanka are doomed until there is a change in attitude and in the first-class structure

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle

Ford, Mathews praise Vaas' efforts

Mar 7, 2013: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford and new captain Angelo Mathews praised Chaminda Vaas' work with the seam bowlers and hoped his long-term involvement would help build a formidable pace battery

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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Chaminda Vaas appointed Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach

Feb 20, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed Chaminda Vaas as national fast bowling coach for two years, after weeks of negotiations with the former left-arm fast bowler

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Vaas, Murali lined up for SL coaching roles

Jan 29, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket is considering Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas for spin and fast bowling coaching positions, SLC chief executive Ajit Jayasekara said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2012-13

Vaas to assist NZ bowlers during SL Tests

Oct 26, 2012: New Zealand has taken on Chaminda Vaas as their assistant bowling coach for the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

County news

Northamptonshire release Vaas

Sep 19, 2012: Northamptonshire have decided not to renew Chaminda Vaas' contract for 2013, citing the 38-year-old's troubles with fitness last season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Northamptonshire v Surrey, Northampton, 1st day

Vaas too good for Surrey batsmen

Aug 31, 2011: Former Sri Lanka seamer Chaminda Vaas took four wickets for County Championship Division Two leaders Northamptonshire on the first day of their match against Surrey at Wantage Road

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, Chesterfield, 2nd day

Vaas puts Northants in control

Aug 18, 2011: A five star performance from Chaminda Vaas gave Northamptonshire the upper hand in the County Championship match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield

Middlesex v Northamptonshire, Lord's, 2nd day

Northants in control at Lord's

Aug 12, 2011: Chaminda Vaas took 5 for 76 and Stephen Peters and Mal Loye shared an opening partnership of 158 as Northamptonshire gained the upper hand against Middlesex at Lord's

Middlesex v Northamptonshire, Lord's, 1st day

Vaas pegs Middlesex progress

Aug 11, 2011: Scott Newman hit 75, his highest score in the County Championship this season, and Chris Rogers made 67 on a rain-shortened day at Lord's

Glamorgan v Northamptonshire, Swansea, 1st day

Northants in control after Middlebrook four

Jul 27, 2011: Offspinner James Middlebrook recorded his best figures for Northamptonshire as they dominated the first day of their County Championship match against Glamorgan at Swansea

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