SAQLAIN MUSHTAQ

  • Banned Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the ICC for an illegal bowling action. The Pakistani selectors on Thursday included Ajmal in the country's A squad for the last two matches of the one-day series against...
  • Saeed Ajmal set for English county return December 9, 2014

    Banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will be cleared to play for English county side Worcestershire and Pakistan once his remodelled action is approved, former tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq has said. Ajmal was barred by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after umpires reported against him for a suspect bowling action during the first Test...
  • PCB extends Saeed Ajmal's stay in England November 19, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal's stay in England to allow the off-spinner to work further on correcting his bowling action in a desperate bid to get him cleared before the 2015 World Cup. "Saeed will remain in England for another week and continue the remedial...
  • PCB asks Saeed Ajmal to work with Saqlain Mushtaq in England November 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week. "Saeed (Ajmal) has been told to work further with Saqlain Mushtaq on his bowling action after...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty October 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have released former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq after completion of a one-month contract but said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will continue his remedial work on his bowling action. A PCB press release said that the PCB will decide whether to hire Saqlain again after an evalution...
  • Mushtaq targets Ajmal return before ICC World Cup 2015 September 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Saqlain Mushtaq hopes suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will clear his bowling action and represent Pakistan in next year's limited-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hired Mushtaq to assist Ajmal in rectifying his bowling action after he was suspended by the ICC on September...
  • Doosra not illegal, says inventor Saqlain Mushtaq September 16, 2014

    Sydney: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq, widely acknowledged as the inventor of the 'doosra', has come out in defence of the controversial delivery and said that he try best to help his compatriot Saeed Ajmal rectify his faulty action. Ajmal, one of the finest spinners in World cricket, has been banned...
  • Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq September 15, 2014

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal, who was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, denied he was under pressure after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. The 36yearold remained hopeful...
  • PCB to pay Saqlain Mushtaq Rs 1 million per month to coach Saeed Ajmal September 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees One Million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal to undergo corrective measures in his illegal bowling action. Saqlain, who remains one of the top spinners produced in Pakistan cricket, is reportedly being paid one million...
  • PCB seeks Saqlain Mushtaq's help to correct Saeed Ajmal action September 10, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought the help of former champion spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to enable Saeed Ajmal make a return to international cricket before the World Cup. "The PCB has contacted me to help and work with Ajmal," Saqlain confirmed on Wednesday from London. Saqlain is regarded as...
  • R Ashwin should play the third Test, says Saqlain Mushtaq July 24, 2014

    London: Former Pakistan spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday joined the chorus for the inclusion of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the India's playing XI against England for the third Test, starting at Southampton on Sunday. "England had six lefthanded batsmen in their eleven. Why aren't they playing R Ashwin? Isn't...
  • Pakistan all set to name Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant May 11, 2014

    The PCB is all set to appoint former legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin consultant of the national team as his contract with the England team has expired. Reliable sources close to the former leggie said that the England Cricket Board has already released Mushtaq as new chief coach Peter Moores...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq says modern-day batsmen lack strategy against spin March 31, 2014

    Mirpur: A lack of strategy in batting against spin has contributed to slow-bowling success at the World Twenty20, former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said Monday. "The tactics are changing and the batsmen don't seem to have the kind of strategy they used to have to face spin bowling," said Saqlain, a...
  • Saqlain's presence in West Indies camp makes Pakistan uneasy March 29, 2014

    Karachi: The presence of former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq in the West Indies camp has made the Pakistan management and players uneasy ahead of a clash between the two teams in the World T20 which is expected to decide the semi-finals line up. Saqlain, 37, who took 208 Test and 288...
  • Saqlain could inspire West Indies spinners, says Miller February 25, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies spinner Nikita Miller said the return of spin legend and coach Saqlain Mushtaq to the regional setup will help inspire their bowlers in the limited-overs series against England, starting Friday. The former Pakistan player was brought in to help West Indies' spinners after a clinic at the West...
  • Saqlain advises Ajmal to take a break from cricket January 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Test spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has advised Saeed Ajmal to take a break from the sport in order to extend his career. Saqlain said it was a big disappointment that Ajmal could not take a single wicket in the second innings of the Abu Dhabi Test against Sri Lanka...
  • Sachin's scalp in Chennai Test of 1999 my most prized wicket: Saqlain November 9, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan players Mohammad Yousuf and Saqlain Mushtaq on Saturday paid tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, saying that world cricket will be left with a big void after his retirement. "There is going to be a big void because I don't think we will ever see a champion batsman like him...
  • Tendulkar's retirement a big loss to world cricket: Saqlain October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday said Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from Test cricket is a "big loss" to world cricket. "Sachin's retirement is a big loss to world cricket. He is not only an amazing player but a great human being as well. I have a lot...
  • Saqlain impressed by Windies spinner Shillingford September 17, 2013

    Bridgetown: Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has singled out West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford as a player who has impressed him as he leads a bowling clinic in the Caribbean. Shillingford and several other male and female West Indian spinners have been attending the clinic at the Sagicor High Performance Centre...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq impressed with West Indies spinners September 9, 2013

    Bridgetown: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq said he was honoured to be invited to the Caribbean to train the current generation of West Indies spinners. Saqlain accepted an invitation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and has been sharing his wisdom and understanding with current and emerging spinners at the...
  • Mushtaq to hold spin bowling clinic in Barbados August 30, 2013

    St. John's: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq is to conduct a spin bowling clinic for current and emerging West Indies cricketers in Barbados next week. Mushtaq, now a spin bowling consultant, has been contracted by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to work with twelve men's spin bowlers from various age...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq invited to work with West Indies spinners August 29, 2013

    Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq has agreed to working with West Indies spinners during a three-week training camp, beginning September 3. West Indies coach Ottis Gibson suggested Saqlain's name for the camp, which will be attended by players from senior, emerging and women's teams. "West Indian head coach Otis Gibson on...
  • Australian Shane Jurgensen named Bangladesh head coach February 9, 2013

    Dhaka: Australian Shane Jurgensen has been promoted from bowling coach to head coach of Bangladesh on a oneyear deal, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday. Jurgensen guided Bangladesh to a 32 oneday international series win against West Indies at home in December when acting as interim coach after Englishman Richard...
  • There will never be another like Sachin: Saqlain December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming Sachin Tendulkar's retirement a huge loss for world cricket, former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq says bowling to the Indian has always been an "absolute pleasure". "The world of one day cricket has suffered a huge loss with Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from one day internationals. There will never be...
  • No dilemma for Saqlain ahead of Pakistan tie September 22, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who is credited with inventing the "Doosra" delivery, says he faces no emotional dilemma in coaching Bangladesh ahead of their September 25 group clash against his nation in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. "A Lot of professional coaches go through this phase when...
  • 'Ajmal should ignore debate over action' February 9, 2012

    Karachi: Best known for mastering the doosra, former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday advised offspinner Saeed Ajmal to ignore the ongoing debate over his bowling action. Ajmal himself ignited the controversy when he claimed in an interview that the ICC had given special permission to him to straighten his arm...