LAHORE – Former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been named bowling consultant for the Pakistan’s national cricket team on recommendation of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Selection Committee and approved by newly-appointed head coach Waqar Younis.
Mushtaq has been appointed with immediate effect and his contract will extend until May 2016. Since 2008, Mushtaq had worked as a spin bowling coach with England and was recently released by the ECB. This is Mushtaq's second stint with Pakistan – he had earlier served as bowling consultant during home series against England and India between 2005 and 2006.
According to PCB, former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq was also short-listed for the job, but lost out to Mushtaq. “There is no concern shown by PCB at all and I am excited to work with my own country,” said Mushtaq who last played for Pakistan in 2003 but extended his county career and retired from first-class cricket in 2008.