Saqlain Mushtaq applies for Pakistan U19 team's head coach position

Waseem Ahmed 18:47 14/08/2019
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Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq (l).

Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has confirmed his application for the position of head coach of the Pakistan U19 team.

The 42-year-old is likely to interview for the position with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Karachi next week. The PCB had recently carried out advertisements seeking candidates for the Pakistan men’s team head coach as well as that of the U19 squad.

“I have applied and my interview is next week. I just feel that I can contribute a lot to Pakistan cricket,” Saqlain was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

The former Pakistan international is currently serving as the spin consultant for England in their ongoing Ashes series against Australia and has performed a similar role with New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh and Australia previously.

Saqlain played 49 Tests and 169 ODIs for Pakistan over the course of his international career in which he picked up 208 and 288 wickets respectively.

The former spinner was also a part of England’s coaching setup during their maiden World Cup triumph recently and is a Level Three certified coach with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The ICC U19 World Cup is slated to get underway in South Africa in January next year and the PCB are expected to conduct interviews for the head coach position next week in Karachi.

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