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Saqlain likely to be retained for T20 World Cup

September 15, 2021

LAHORE: Former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is likely to be part of Pakistan’s coaching panel for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sources said.

The 44-year-old Saqlain is working as interim coach of the Green-shirts for the New Zealand series. Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis resigned last week.

The sources revealed that PCB would soon make an official announcement about a local coach. The board could also change the fielding coach for the T20 World Cup, they added.

PCB was considering National High-Performance Centre’s Wicketkeeping and Fielding Coach Atiq uz Zaman for a role as well, the sources said.

PCB has already appointed Drix Simon as the national squad’s strength and conditioning coach.