Monday 12 May 2014 

PCB Appoint Mushtaq As Spin Coach

Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role with the ECB to join the Pakistan coaching setup
Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role with the ECB to join the Pakistan coaching setup
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have appointed Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling coach and the former international has already started work.

Mushtaq was previously employed in a similar role by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

"The coach selection committee, comprising Moin Khan, Intikhab Alam and Haroon Rashid, had also shortlisted former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and was in communication with him prior to finalizing its recommendation in favour of Mushtaq," a PCB statement confirmed.

"Zaheer Abbas, Special Adviser to Chairman PCB, and chief coach Waqar Younis too concurred with the committee’s recommendation."

A brilliant leg-spinner, Mushtaq took 185 Test wickets and 161 One-Day International wickets during his career, helping Sussex to three Championship titles in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

He was a World Cup winner with Pakistan in 1992 and had worked with the ECB since 2008, helping them reach number one in the Test rankings and win the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010.

He joins up with former team-mate Waqar Younis, who is now Pakistan head coach.

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