Windies turn to Mushtaq for help

10 May 2018 05:00:07 EST

Ex-Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will spend the next month in the Caribbean after being recruited for a four-week coaching stint by the West Indies.

The arrival of former England spin bowling consultant Mushtaq is part of Cricket West Indies' director of cricket Jimmy Adams' drive 'to provide the best coaches for our players'.

During this time, he will spend time with all the Windies' senior squad as well as with the A team and women's team.

"I am pleased to welcome Mushtaq Ahmed into the Caribbean and look forward to his upcoming period with our elite squads," former Kent coach Adams said.

"Mushtaq comes with a wealth of experience of having worked for a long time with elite level spinners and I am sure he will add value to our high-performance programs.

"I am hopeful that we can engage Mushtaq beyond this initial four-week period and have him here in the West Indies on a more consistent basis sharing his expertise with both players and coaches across the region."

The 47-year-old has been head of Pakistan's National Cricket Academy since a two-year stint as the national team's spin bowling coach came to an end in 2017.

However, his contract recently came to an end and is unlikely to be renewed until July, allowing him to take on the work with the Windies' frontline spinners such as fellow leggie Devendra Bishoo.

Meanwhile, West Indies are 25/1 to win the 2019 World Cup in England, with Sri Lanka priced at 33/1 and Pakistan 11/1.

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