Mushtaq signs short-term deal to coach Windies spinners


Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been contracted as West Indies spin-bowling coach on a one-month contract.

Mushtaq’s contract extension with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) only takes effect from July which has allowed the 47-year-old to sign a short-term deal with the Windies.

The former leg-spinner took 185 wickets in 52 Tests and 161 ODI scalps in 144 matches for Pakistan before he retired from international cricket in 2003.

Mushtaq told ESPNcricinfo: “It’s a privilege to work with the West Indies cricket team.

“They have produced many greatest cricketers and I have wonderful memories playing against a few in the 90s.

“They probably are not the same force in the world cricket at this stage but they still have a consistent pipeline of exceptional cricketers coming in the system.

“It’s a short contract but still a month-long deal is ample enough for me to create a difference.”

Mushtaq has had a stint as Pakistan’s bowling coach between 2016 and 2017 and will work as head coach of his country’s National Cricket Academy from July.