Daredevils in talk with Mushtaq

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New Delhi, Jan 28: Having made a success of his stint with the English cricket team, former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed may join IPL team Delhi Daredevils this season as their spin bowling coach.
While Daredevils’ management denied the development, sources in the England team confirmed on Sunday that Mushtaq was in talks with the IPL franchise. They added that the two parties may even finalise a contract soon.
This development comes at a time when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has categorically stated that English players will be in IPL only as part timers. It would be interesting to see how much time their spin coach gives to the IPL side if he signs up with it.
Cricketwise, if Mushtaq indeed gets to work with the Daredevils, he will be with a team which has mostly relied on a pace-oriented attack. However, with spinners playing an increasingly pivotal role in the IPL, Daredevils might be thinking of strengthening their spin department and hence the offer to Mushtaq.
If appointed, Mushtaq will be the second from Pakistan to be involved in coaching an IPL team, after Wasim Akram who is with the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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