Mushtaq Ahmad named official spin bowling coach for Englands Caribbean tour

January 31st, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan.31 (ANI): The England Cricket Board (ECB) has extended Mushtaq Ahmads tenure as Englands spin-bowling coach upto the forthcoming Test series in the West Indies.
The ECB said that the players in the national team are really happy with Ahmad and his coaching abilities, as he has helped in tremendously improving players like Monty Panesar grow on the international arena.
Hes created a really good impression with the spin bowlers. His experience and skill at international level have led us to the conclusion that he would be valuable to have around for a longer period, The Daily Times quoted the ECBs managing director Hugh Morris, as saying.
Earlier, Ahmad was supposed to spend only the ten-day warm-up period in St Kitts.
The Carribean tour will be the first official tour of Ahmad as Englands spin bowling coach.
The former Pakistan leggie, Mushtaq Ahmed is considered as the main force behind nurturing Englands current premier spin bowler Monty Panesar.
Panesar said that he was eagerly looking forward to the tour and the newly appointed coachs invaluable suggestions.
Its been great having Mushtaq with us and Ive really enjoyed both his company and the way hes been coaching us, he said. (ANI)

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