Scheduling conflicts force Multan Sultans to replace spin coach Saqlain Mushtaq

Multan Sultans have replaced Saqlain Mushtaq as the spin bowling coach for the upcoming ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to scheduling conflicts. David Parsons, former ECB performance director, will take over the role, assisted by ex-England Women’s spinner Alex Hartley.

Parsons expressed excitement about joining the team, highlighting his previous positive experience with Multan Sultans’ academy in Lodhran in 2020 and the talented players there, including Faisal Akram.

“I am very excited to be joining Multan Sultans for the HBL PSL 9 as a spin bowling coach. I have had the experience of working at the Multan Sultans academy in Lodhran at the invitation of Ali Khan Tareen and I was very impressed by the young talent there. I am especially excited to meet up again with Faisal Akram, with whom I worked in the academy,” Parsons said.

Sultans’ owner, Ali Khan Tareen, acknowledged the challenge of adjusting schedules with Saqlain Mushtaq but expressed gratitude for the local legend’s association.

“We were delighted to have Saqlain Mushtaq on board because there is nothing better than having local experience and a name as big as his. But, some scheduling difficulties had emerged because of which we had to put our partnership on hold. We will definitely make use of his experience at some stage in the future,” Sultans’ owner Ali Khan Tareen said.