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Saqlain joins Tigers for 3 months
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday appointed Saqlain Mushtaq as the national team's spin bowling specialist. This, along with two other appointments, was approved during a meeting yesterday.
The former Pakistan off-spinner is expected to join the Tigers during their trip to Europe. "There are a few formalities that are not complete but we hope he joins us on July 15 in Ireland," said BCB director Enayet Hossain Siraj.
During the meeting it was discussed that the short stint will be a probation period for Mushtaq, who is well acquainted with head coach Richard Pybus, though there was no talk of a prolonged contract.
The 35-year-old has also served as the spin specialist for New Zealand for 12 months since August 2009 while also working with Australian spinners during the Ashes earlier in the same year.
The BCB directors also approved the appointment of Richard McInnes as the head coach of the National Cricket Academy for a period of two years.
He is expected to arrive later this month and take over a position that has been vacant since October last year when his countryman Ross Turner resigned on health grounds.
This is McInnes' second stint in Bangladesh after serving as the Bangladesh Under-19s coach as well as helping set up the high performance unit, which had many of today's national players in its programme.
The unit is also the precursor of the Academy he's going to take over.
Meanwhile, Oshadee Weerasinghe will become the new coach of the Bangladesh women's team, taking over from former India cricketer Mamatha Maben.
[ Sports ] 2012-07-12