Mushtaq Ahmed
Mushtaq Ahmed. Credit: Getty Images

Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed is likely to take up the role of the spin bowling consultant of the Pakistan Cricket Team. It will be an addition to Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younis-led support staff group who recently took the charge of the side in the aftermath of the ICC World Cup 2019 in England.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently issued an advertisement for the position of spin bowling consultant. The advertisement called for a level-three coaching certificate, along with at least five years of minimum experience with elite cricketers, national or international teams.

As per reports, PCB issued the advertisement keeping Mushtaq Ahmed in mind. And if reports are to be believed, head coach Misbah ul Haq has insisted to rope in the former spinner, who has worked with various international sides including England and Pakistan after bidding retirement to cricket.

Mushtaq Ahmed In Line To Be Pakistan's Spin Bowling Consultant
Mushtaq Ahmed. Credit: Twitter

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Many in the know of the developments have revealed that another former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq is also in the race for the position of the spin consultant. However, with Misbah’s backing, Mushtaq Ahmed looks like the frontrunner to take the chair. The last date for applying for the post is November 19.

Mushtaq joined England and Wales Cricket Board in 2008 and worked with them until 2014 before joining the Pakistan Cricket Team. He has also worked with West Indies Cricket Team as an assistant and bowling coach before parting ways in 2018. Currently, the 49-year-old is working with the Deccan Gladiators in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

Meanwhile, Pakistan suffered a humiliating defeat against Australia in the T20Is and will hope to bounce in the upcoming Test series starting later this month. The series will see Azhar Ali leading the side after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s tenure came to an end.

 

Ankush Das

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