Saqlain Mushtaq lashes out at PCB
London: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has lashed out the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not utilising his expertise in the spin bowling department.
Mushtaq who is currently serving as the England spin bowling consultant is disappointed over the fact that he has been made to feel a non-entity by the PCB in the past.
“I was made to feel a non-entity by the country for whom I gave my blood, sweat and tears,” he said in an interview with Sport360. “Having even applied for the role of head coach when Waqar Younis vacated the post, I was informed that my application had never been received, at which I could only laugh.”
The 41-year-old also revealed that he was surprised after being snubbed by the Pakistan Super League (PSL) by saying that: “I started my own academy in Leicester so it was not always easy going for other roles. I applied for a position when the [Pakistan Super League] initially started, knowing that I met the criteria, but heard nothing.”
He also cited various instances where he was approached by the board but it led to nothing substantial. “Prior to the role with England, I did some remedial biomechanics work with Saeed Ajmal to help him in remodeling his action,” he said. “Even then nothing materialised. On another occasions, I was approached by Mudassar Nazar, who asked me to conduct a 20-day talent hunt in Pakistan, but once again it came to nothing.”