Mushtaq Ahmed joins West Indies as assistant coach

Mushtaq Ahmed joins West Indies as assistant coach

Pakistan’s former leg-spinner, Mushtaq Ahmed has signed a contract with the West Indies as an assistant coach ending his spin bowling coach role at the National Cricket Academy.

Ahmed will have to serve for 150 days a year with the West Indies, he consulted his family before taking up the job of West Indies’ assistant coach.

“West Indies offered me for 150 days, I have accepted that. I first consulted my family, there were happy to know about it and I am also happy [with the offer],” he said.

The leggie, who was an integral part of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup squad, stated that a coach wants to express himself at an international platform.

“As a coach, you want to work internationally, where you can express your point of view, I have done it before, it will be beneficial for me as well,” he said. “I am hopeful for creating a difference in West Indies cricket.”

The 48-year old is also in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board, where he can lend his services in off time from his West Indies’ commitment during training camps.

“PCB has always taken care of me, they have always respected me, so I would like to work with the board during camps,” he went on to say.