Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed has signed a one-month contract as West Indies’ spin-bowling coach.
Mushtaq’s contract with the PCB because the Nationwide Cricket Academy head coach ended final month and the extension takes impact from July, permitting him to take up the position with Cricket West Indies.
“It is a privilege to work with the West Indies cricket group,” Mushtaq informed ESPNcricinfo. “They’ve produced many best cricketers and I’ve fantastic recollections enjoying in opposition to a few within the 90s. They most likely are usually not the identical pressure on this planet cricket at this stage however they nonetheless have a constant pipeline of outstanding cricketers coming within the system. It is a brief contract however nonetheless a month-long deal is ample sufficient for me to create a distinction.”
Mushtaq, 47, had additionally spent 18 months with Pakistan as bowling coach between 2016 and 2017. Azhar Mahmood, who was recently appointed Pakistan’s bowling coach, had first been introduced on as a non permanent substitute for Mushtaq for the Asia Cup in February 2016. He then labored together with Mushtaq on the World T20.
Mushtaq had additionally labored with England as a spin-bowling marketing consultant previously.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Mushtaq’s contract renewal with PCB remained unsure till final week, as a result of the board was considering roping in former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq. Amid this, Mushtaq was thought of by Sri Lanka for the place of spin-bowling coach however then signed with West Indies after Sri Lanka went with a native coach.
He’s doubtless to resume working on the NCA after this brief project.