Former Test cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed is set to link up with the West Indies national team for a short-term coaching stint after being named their bowling coach, the sports agency representing the leg-spin great announced on Tuesday.
Mushtaq is already the head coach of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) but the Pakistan Cricket Board has allowed him to keep that role along with the one he has just landed with the Calypsos.
The 1992 World Cup-winner is one of the most sought-after Pakistani coaches in the world and has worked with the Pakistan national team, Karachi Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Surrey among others.
However, the crowning jewel on his coaching résumé undoubtedly was his six-year association with the England Cricket Board during which time England won the T20 World cup, multiple Ashes series and ascended to the top of the ICC Team Rankings in all three formats.
"It's a privilege to work with West Indies cricket team — a team with a very rich history of class, commitment and sheer dominance in the cricket world. The talent in that part of the world is exceptional and I am quite excited to work with them."
Mushtaq's spell with the West Indies will not affect his head coaching job with the NCA, according to a PCB spokesperson, who told DawnNewsTV: "Mushtaq Ahmed's contact was to be renewed. He will come back from the West Indies stint and rejoin as the NCA head coach."