Mushtaq Ahmed for Long Term, No Rumor true Regarding Hathurasingha

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Mushtaq Ahmed for Long Term, No Rumor true Regarding Hathurasingha

Mushtaq Ahmed for Long Term, No Rumor true Regarding Hathurasingha

Mushtaq Ahmed for Long Term, No Rumor true Regarding Hathurasingha

There had been some speculation a few days ago about whether Chandika Hathurusingha would return to Bangladesh. A bit of uncertainty had brewed. When asked about how this uncertainty had arisen, Jalal Yunus, the head of the Cricket Operations Division of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), made it clear. He stated that there was no basis for any speculation or rumor about Hathurusingha's return, saying, "We have not issued any statement from the BCB nor has anyone said that Hathurusingha is not coming. So there is no opportunity for any such speculation. Why would there be? We have not made any statement. Where is the speculation coming from? If there are any other questions besides this, please ask. We have no speculation."

Furthermore, it was confirmed on Tuesday (April 16) that Pakistan's former leg-spinner, Mushtaq Ahmed, has been appointed as the spin bowling coach for the Bangladesh team.

 

Jalal clarified regarding the questions arising from Hathurusingha's return, "Our head coach will arrive on the night of the 21st, and most of the coaching staff will be available between the 22nd and 23rd. Our strength and conditioning coach is already here. The arrival of our new spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed, is confirmed before the Zimbabwe series. Those who are here will also arrive before April 23."

Mushtaq is a top-ranked coach in Pakistan and has had a successful playing career. He can provide excellent knowledge and guidance to the players even as a coach. Bangladesh's spinners can benefit greatly from him. Jalal mentioned that Mushtaq Ahmed's arrival is imminent before the upcoming series against Zimbabwe and the T20 World Cup, but they will try to extend his tenure through discussions and negotiations.

Jalal stated, "If a leg-spinner like Mushtaq Ahmed comes to Bangladesh, you know we are seeing a deficiency in our right-arm leg-spinners. So, apart from [Mehidy Hasan] Miraz, there will be significant support for other potential leg-spinners. If Mushtaq Ahmed shares his extensive knowledge with them, it will be a huge advantage."

It is not only the Bangladesh national team but also the BCB that will consider options beyond the national team. Jalal mentioned, "We want Mushtaq Ahmed to stay in the country, and if we have good leg-spinners who haven't been exposed yet, then it will be good for cricket, good for the future of leg-spin bowling."