Islamabad: Former test leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has signed a two-year contract to be the team's spin bowling coach.
The coach selection committee which also included chief selector and manager Moin Khan had also short-listed former test off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq for the post, but ultimately chose Ahmed. (Related: Mushtaq Ahmed refuses offer to coach Delhi Daredevils' bowlers)
Ahmed has also served as England's spin bowling coach.
Ahmed took 185 wickets in test matches and 161 wickets in one-day internationals and was also part of Pakistan's winning World Cup team in 1992.
Ahmed also took 100-plus wickets for five successive seasons while representing Essex in English county cricket in early 2000. He also helped Essex win its first county championship in 2003.