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PCB all set to appoint Saqlain Mustaq as high performance coach

 

Pakistan cricket is going through a real tough time now. Their performance at the international arena is going from bad to worse with each passing day. As international teams almost didn’t tour in their soils for the last decade to play cricket series their cricketing infrastructure has also taken a hit due to that. Now amid all these the spread of corona virus has hit their cricket very very badly. Due to the outbreak of the virus their revenue from sponsorship has taken a beating as they are yet to sell their television transmission right to any broadcaster. Amid all these gloomy situation there is ofcourse a good piece of news that is going to come to their cricket courtesy a decision taken by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Former Ace off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq set to be appointed as PCB high-performance coach. Incidentally Saqlain Mushtaq has been a spin bowling coach with the England, West Indies and New Zealand cricket teams previously. He had also applied for the position of the Pakistan A team head coach last year which eventually went to former test batsman Ejaz Ahmed. Saqlain is set to get an important posting at the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) High-Performance Centre in Lahore. Sources in the PCB confirms that Saqlain has agreed to take over as the high-performance coach for international players.

 

According to the statement of that source who refused to get identified by his name “Saqlain is set to join the High-Performance Centre soon. PCB has now started the process of revamping the centre in Lahore with the appointment of Nadeem Khan as the Director of High Performance.” Recently when the PCB invited applications for different coaching positions Saqlain had applied for the high-performance position.Apart from Saqlain another Pakistani sports psychologist based in the UK is also negotiating with the PCB to join the centre in Lahore.

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Subhabrata Mukherjee

A Banker by profession, Freelance sports writer for National & Regional Bengali Website.

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