Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Cricket

Vaas' expertise a major boost for Irish World T20 bid

By Staff Reporter

One of the best pace bowlers in the sub-continent is joining up with Ireland for the World Twenty20 in India as a bowling consultant.

Sri Lankan left armer Chaminda Vaas, who took 755 wickets in 433 international matches before his retirement in 2009, will begin his short-term contract in Abu Dhabi next month when Ireland play two Twenty20 internationals against the UAE.

Vaas will then be with the squad at a training camp in Chandigarh at the end of the month ahead of Ireland's first warm-up game in Dharamsala on March 4.

Ireland head coach John Bracewell said: "It's great to have Chaminda through the build-up and the T20 World Cup. I have long been an admirer of his skills and like all the Sri Lankan cricketers of his era he was a great problem solver."

Meanwhile, North West Cup holders Donemana, seeking a fifth consecutive success, were given a home tie in the only all-Premiership tie of the first round, against Ardmore.

North West Cup draw: Brigade v Glendermott, Eglinton v Killyclooney, Strabane v Burndennett, Newbuildings v Ballyspallen, Donemana v Ardmore, Coleraine v St Johnston, Bready v Fox Lodge, Bonds Glen v Drummond.

Games to be played on Saturday May 14.

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here


From Belfast Telegraph