Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Saqlain Mushtaq says there is lot of potential in West Indies spinners

Saqlain Mushtaq

Saqlain Mushtaq worked with the upcoming West Indies spinners © Getty Images

Bridgetown (Barbados): Sep 9, 2013

Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said he was honoured to be invited to the Caribbean to train the current generation of West Indies spinners. He said that there is a lot of potential in West Indies spinners.

Saqlain accepted an invitation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and has been sharing his wisdom and understanding with current and emerging spinners at the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre, which is based on the Cavehill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados, reports CMC.

“It is a great honour for me because West Indies has such a great history in the game,” he told WICB Media.

“Many legends of the game have come from West Indies. There are many cricketing knights, including Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Vivian Richards, and there is also one of my great rivals, Brian Lara, so I am very excited about this opportunity.”

“When [West Indies coach] Ottis Gibson called, I was more than happy to come to the Caribbean and share what I know with the young players. This is also a beautiful place to be with warm, friendly people.”

The young crop of bowlers benefitting from Saqlain’s knowledge includes fellow off-spinner Shane Shillingford, West Indies teammates, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.

Saqlain said he was impressed with the players’ passion for the game, the deep interest in the art of spin bowling and their willingness to learn.

“We are working to improve the spin bowling reserves and I have seen a number of young players and a few that have played already for West Indies,” he said.

“There is a lot potential and they are all very talented and there is a lot of passion about the game — and my role is to make them more technically sound and tactically aware.”

Saqlain, aged 36, played 49 Tests and 169 One-Day Internationals for Pakistan between 1995 and 2004. He will spend three weeks working with the current crop of senior and emerging spin bowlers in the Caribbean.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 16, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 41 runs

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 6 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

England Women won by 9 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

India won by 6 wkts

Photos

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket

Videos

Video Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders wickets

IPL 7: Vintage Jacques Kallis showed his class for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2014: Onus on Chris Gayle to take Royal Challengers Bangalore all the way

IPL 2014: Capacity crowd at UAE provides glimpse of the T20 league’s huge following

Narendra Modi’s tea-vendor origin influences MS Dhoni in calling laundrymen to clean up BCCI mess

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2014 Preview: RCB have advantage over DD sans Kevin Pietersen

Australia BCCI Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Lasith Malinga Moments in history Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Sachin Tendulkar

JP Duminy takes Delhi Daredevils to 145/4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014

Kings XI Punjab’s David Miller hopeful of winning IPL 2014

Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014: JP Duminy reaches half-century

Sunrisers Hyderabad announce Spicejet as their IPL 2014 sponsor

Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014: Ross Taylor, JP Duminy hold fort Delhi Daredevils

Former Australia PM Robert Menzies used cricket to win a case as a lawyer

Naoomal Jaoomal: The man who opened batting in India’s first ever Test

Sony launches ‘IPL Smart Earphone’ to filter crap commentary; calls endeavour CSR

IPL Statistics and Records: IPL’s First

IPL 2014: Umpire Camera View creates latest buzz in tournament

Fan of the Day

Sudatta Mukherjee

Sudatta Mukherjee

1 Posts | 0 Fans

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014 Video Highlights

After Salman Khan and Aamir Khan being angry with AAP, Anurag Kashyap upset with BJP!

Google Glass could soon assist surgeons

Suffer from hemophilia and planning to conceive?

Nokia Lumia 2520 sales suspended due to issue with faulty charger

Kidney damage in diabetics — causes, symptoms, treatment, complications and prevention

Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014: Ross Taylor, JP Duminy steady Delhi Daredevils

Sonakshi Sinha, Karisma Kapoor and Malaika Arora attend Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s 2 States special screening – View pics!

Naoomal Jaoomal: The man who opened batting in India’s first ever Test

Also on cricketcountry.com