The England Cricket Board (ECB) has been appointed former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant for the side for a period of two years.
Saqlain, who is the inventor of the ‘Doosra’, told the Dawn, “ECB has hired my services for 2 years and I have to work 100 days a year with them. My main duty will be with the England Cricket Team but I will also work with young and rising spinners in English cricket.”
During the tour of India in November last year, Saqlain was a spin consultant of the English side, who has previously worked with New Zealand, and West Indies as a spin bowling coach in the past.
The legendary off-spinner is hopeful that English spin department will perform better under his guidance. Saqlain further added, “Both Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali are very talented and are already making a mark in International Cricket. They performed well in England’s tour of India and I am hopeful that I will be able to guide them to more success.”
When asked about him working for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Saqlain replied, “If people ask why Saqlain has not worked with the PCB yet, then they should redirect their questions to the PCB.”