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Legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been appointed as the national team’s bowling consultant after getting the nod of approval by new head coach Waqar Younis.
Ahmed will start working with Pakistan immediately and his contract will expire in May 2016.
Prior to this, Ahmed had been working as a spin bowling consultant with England since 2008.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed that off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had also applied for the position, but narrowly lost to Ahmed.
“There is no concern shown by PCB at all and I am excited to work with my own country,” Mushtaq told ESPNcricinfo. “I always wanted to work with Pakistan and if a country like England can support me, then why not my own country. England is a country that is very sensitive [about match-fixing] and they had utilised my services, then how come the critics in Pakistan are raising a finger on me.
“I have a contract according to which I will be working at the NCA, on the development of the upcoming spinners, apart from the national role. Obviously, the present lot [of bowlers] in Pakistan is established but I am aiming to carry on the momentum, which is important in the longer run.”