Pakistan designate Mushtaq Ahmed as spin-bowling coach after he leaves England

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Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spin-bowling coach to accept up a similar position with Pakistan.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Mushtaq, who played 52 Tests for the country, will join their coaching set-up with quick result.

Mushtaq had been going with England for the past six years but has immediately gone forth as part of a serial publication of changes following last winter’s Ashes defeat.

His release, arriving shortly after the reappointment of Peter Moores as head coach, watches over the exit of batting coach Graham Gooch earlier this month.

Former England and Essex spinner Peter Such have been cited as a possible successor in some accounts.

A statement from the PCB read: “Acting on the passport of the coach selection committee, the president, Mr Najam Sethi, has appointed former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the national spin bowling coach with immediate force.

“Mushtaq signed the contract with PCB (on) Monday morning and has taken charge of his office.

“Until recently Mushtaq was holding a similar place with the England and Wales Cricket Board.”

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