PCB considering Mushtaq Ahmed for job in National Cricket Academy
Mushtaq Ahmed has been working with the England National team for the last two years © Getty Images
Karachi, Apr 5 2014
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly considering former Test player Mushtaq Ahmed, who has been involved with the England cricket team for the past two years as their spin-bowling coach, for a key post at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
Ahmed has not only worked closely with the England team but has also been involved in their high-performance centre programmes, helping both seniors and youngsters to produce better results.
According to the Express Tribune, the former leg-spinner also held a meeting with top officials of the PCB recently in Lahore to discuss the nature of his proposed job, with a top official saying that Ahmed is likely to get a top post in the NCA as the PCB has been keen on bringing him in their new setup.
The official further said that Ahmed was a top quality bowler during his playing days and now has excelled as a spin-bowling coach with England, adding that he is a coach of a proven pedigree at the highest level and as such, his ‘coup’ would be a big boost for the NCA and Pakistan.
The PCB is undergoing a reshuffle where redundant staff has been shown the door while fresh faces, who are considered capable of making a genuine difference in Pakistan cricket, are being welcomed, the report added.