Friday 11 May 2007 

Vaas Relishing Stint At Middlesex

Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas is looking forward to playing county cricket at Lord's once again with Middlesex.

He is due to arrive in London shortly, and he told PA Sport before his departure:

"I think it is a great opportunity to be playing county cricket in England.

"Middlesex is a great place and to be playing at Lord's regularly is so fantastic especially in view of how hallowed it is for cricketers.

"Middlesex will be a great experience. I have had stints with Worcestershire and Hampshire and now Middlesex will enhance my education in the game.''

He still has international ambitions and claims he is always learning.

"As you know you will never stop learning in cricket and I am no exception,'' he added.

"However I will be back for the Test matches with Bangladesh for sure. Nothing can take the place of playing for your country. I take pride in it.

"But as I said I am looking forward to be part of the Middlesex team and taking my place in that dressing room. I know the team of lads are a fantastic unit and I just want to be part of it.''