Mushtaq Ahmed Appointed Pakistan's Spin Bowling Coach

Mushtaq Ahmed has previously served as bowling coach of England's national team.

Updated: May 12, 2014 18:20 IST
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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.

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