Saturday 20 July, 2019

Cricket West Indies signs Mushtaq Ahmed as assistant coach

Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed.

Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed.

Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed is set to become the assistant coach of West Indies. He has signed a contract that will need him to commit 150 days in a year.

Mushtaq has since ended his stint as the head coach of Pakistan's National Cricket Academy (NCA)

He was scheduled to begin with the India tour but had to pull out because of visas issues.

Mushtaq's first assignment will be West Indies' upcoming tour of Bangladesh, where the Caribbean side is slated to play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20Is.

Mushtaq's contract with the NCA was renewed for a year in April after weeks of uncertainty. At the time, he was also contemplating offers from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and West Indies but decided to stay back to put himself in the fray to become Pakistan's spin bowling coach. However, he signed a month-long contract as a spin consultant with Cricket West Indies before rejoining the NCA.

Mushtaq has previously worked with England and was Pakistan's bowling coach for 18 months but was replaced by Azhar Mahmood last year.

Earlier this year, Mushtaq spend four weeks in the Caribbean working with the West Indies squads training.

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