WICB needs batting, not bowling coach

DESCRIBED by the West Indies Cricket Board as “the legendary Pakistan off-spinner”, Saqlain Mushtaq has been added to the team’s coaching staff for the couple of Twenty20s and the solitary One-Day International against Ireland in Jamaica at the end of the week. Presumably, he will have for a more extended period after that.

Saqlain, who conducted a clinic for selected spinners last year in Barbados, “has joined the team management unit to fortify this area that has become critical in the side’s armoury,” the WICB stated. Those bowlers under him in Barbados, especially Shane Shillingford, spoke glowingly of Saqlain’s effect.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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