Northants Cricket can announce that Sri Lankan all-rounder Chaminda Vaas will not be offered a new contract for the 2013 season
Chaminda first joined the Steelbacks in 2010 as the County’s 2nd overseas signing for the Friends Provident t20 competition and made an instant impact –scoring 412 runs and taking 23 wickets to lead Northants to another t20 quarter-finals appearance, and was named as the competition’s Most Valuable Player.
In 2011, Chaminda took 70 first class wickets at 21.4 and scored over 400 runs for the County as the Sri Lankan was named as the club’s Player of the Year. Chaminda appeared in six LV= County Championship matches this season, as injury prevented the seamer from appearing more regularly.
Head Coach David Ripley said of Chaminda’s efforts, “He has contributed a great deal to Northants Cricket during his time here, but I would also pay tribute to his standing in the international list of greats.”
“I have felt for Chaminda as he has strived for fitness but has just not been able to beat the injuries this year. A real gentleman of cricket, we wish him all the very best in his future.”