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Mushtaq set to join Delhi Daredevils: Report

February 11, 2013 21:22 IST

Former Pakistan Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed is set to join Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils as its spin-bowling consultant after accepting a one-year deal, a report said on Monday.

Mushtaq had said last week that he had got a written offer from the Delhi franchise and was giving it serious consideration.

Mushtaq said he has accepted the offer though the actual signing is yet to take place. "I have been offered a one-year deal. I have accepted it but the deal is yet to be finalised and is in process as written documentation is currently being exchanged," Mushtaq was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.

Mushtaq AhmedIf the deal goes through, Mushtaq will pair up with Eric Simmons, the former South Africa bowler, who is the head coach at the Daredevils.

He will also be the second Pakistan player to be involved in a coaching role in the IPL after Wasim Akram who has been working with the Kolkata Knight Riders as a fast- bowling consultant from the first season.

Mushtaq, who accompanied the England team on their recent tour to India as bowling consultant, has been credited with playing a major role in England's Test series win on Indian soil.

He had said he is considering the IPL offer since it is a big event and would be a big learning experience for any coach.

"There is no doubt that the IPL is a big market for some of the world's leading performers," he said.

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