Chaminda Vaas to teach basics of fast bowling to school kids in UAE

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Bipin Dani

Sri Lanka’s former fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has been invited to teach the basics of (fast) bowling in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is learnt.

“We have invited him to upgrade the skills of the school boys to the next level and he will conduct the sessions at two schools-Sharjah English School (SES) and Delhi Private School (DPS), Vaas’ friend Presley Polonnowita, who has played the game with Vaas, said exclusively over the telephone from Dubai.

Interestingly, Presley Polonnowita, who has played First Class cricket and represented the country in U-18 as an all-rounder is the founder and the CEO of the Desert Clubs Cricket Academy, which is the largest in the Gulf region.

“We are serving close to 600 kids in four centers and the majority of boys will benefit with the knowledge and experience of legendary cricketer Vaas”.

“Vaas will conduct three sessions (each of 2.5 hours) for three days on April 1,2 & 3”. Vaas and Presley share good friendship and have spent a lot of time together at India’s MRF.

“This will be a great opportunity for the kids in the UAE to learn from Vaas”, he signed off.