Tuesday 6 January 2009 

Mushtaq Ahmed To Join Sussex Coaching Team

Mushtaq Ahmed To Join Sussex Coaching Team
Mushtaq Ahmed To Join Sussex Coaching Team
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Mushtaq Ahmed is to join the coaching staff at Sussex for three months from June 2009 and he will combine the role with his spin-bowling coaching role with England.

Mushtaq, who helped Sussex to LV County Championship titles in 2003, 2006 and 2007, retired from playing last year and has previous coaching experience with Pakistan, where he was assistant to the late Bob Woolmer in the 2007 World Cup.

“It’s a great honour to come back to my family," Mushtaq said. It will be nice to see all my friends again and hopefully I will be able to take my performances from the field into the dressing room.

“When you have a passion for something, you allow yourself to give your best and I have the passion and desire for coaching.

“It is also a great honour to be working with the ECB and I am looking forward to passing on my experience to the spinners of England, as well as the whole Sussex squad.”

Mark Robinson, Professional Cricket Manager, said: “The confirmation of Mushtaq’s signing for the summer comes as great news to the club, especially after the intricacies of the new work permit regulations in the UK.

“We worked closely with Mushtaq and the ECB in October to make sure the deal went ahead. It is great to have a man of Mushy’s experience and stature to be working with the squad in what promises to be another exciting year of Cricket at Hove.”

Mushtaq played 52 Tests and 144 One Day Internationals for Pakistan and was most recently in action for the Lahore Badshahs in the Indian Cricket League.

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