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13 January 201110:36

Vaas mulls retirement after CWC 2011

The left-arm seamer had been named in the 30-man preliminary squad but failed to make the cut for the final 25

Vaas mulls retirement after CWC 2011
 - Cricket News

Chaminda Vaas says he will take a final call on his international career after the World Cup.

Sri Lanka's veteran seamer Chaminda Vaas is contemplating retirement from international cricket after being overlooked for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Vaas, 36, had been named in the 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC CWC 2011 but failed to make the cut for the final XV.

Vaas last played for Sri Lanka in 2009 in any format. He has already retired from Test cricket, but has not been considered for ODIs.

"I tried my best, but my performances have not been good enough to get me selected," Vaas told the BBC.

"I wish the team very good luck and hope they bring the World Cup back to Sri Lanka again."

Vaas has been in fine form in domestic cricket picking eight wickets in three matches at an average of 7.13 while playing for Colts Cricket Club. He took 23 wickets at an average of just under 16 for Northamptonshire in the English Domestic Twenty20 competition.

"I haven't finally decided, but I will make my mind up after the World Cup whether to retire from international matches," he said.