West Indies news August 29, 2013

Saqlain invited to help West Indies spinners

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Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq will conduct a three-week spin-bowling clinic for a select group of current and emerging West Indies spinners, including three women cricketers, from September 3.

Saqlain was invited to conduct the clinic on the suggestion of West Indies coach, Ottis Gibson in a bid to better the skills of players who are likely to represent West Indies at different levels.

The group of spinners includes Devendra Bishoo, Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Ashley Nurse, Anisa Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne and Stafanie Taylor. The players were picked by the WICB selection panel.

Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree and Nikita Miller were considered for selection but could not be picked due to their unavailability. Narine and Badree are scheduled to play in the Champions League T20, while Miller has been picked for the West Indies A squad for the India tour in September. Permaul and Nurse will also leave the clinic to travel with the West Indies A squad.

Saqlain, renowned as one of the first offspinners to use the doosra, took 208 wickets in 49 Tests and 288 wickets in 169 ODIs over a career that stretched between 1995 and 2004. After a successful county stint with Surrey, he was appointed as a spin consultant by New Zealand Cricket in 2009 and has, more recently, played the same role with the Bangladesh team.

Spinners selected to attend the clinic: Devendra Bishoo, Jesse Bootan, Yannic Cariah, Bryan Charles, Akeem Dewar, Larry Edwards, Ramaal Lewis, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, Ashley Nurse, Veerasammy Permaul, Shane Shillingford, Jomel Warrican, Shaquana Quintyne, Stafanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed

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  • POSTED BY Solid_Snake on | September 1, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    @Toolaram:Waqar who? Waqar Younis..You don't even know him,I doubt if you are a cricket fan.All of these Legend WI bowlers that you mentioned.I wonder why they never came forward to coach their own team.

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 23:07 GMT

    Interesting comment about Benn, also no Odean Brown another quality bowler who is not selected for reasons best known to the selectors. Good to have the ladies involved as well.

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | August 30, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    A wise move & WI spinners will certainly learn few tricks from Saqlain the master of "Doosra"

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    A 'clinic'? What is this, a high school team? They need a better permanent bowling coach and a better permanent batting coach. At this level these guys are not suddenly start bowling doosras. They need to improve what they are already good at. Were they planning on having Narine, the number one ODI bowler in the world start bowling doosras? It is their mental game that needs work, not their technique.

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 2:50 GMT

    Waqar you who , @ Speng we West Indian would prefer our own Curtley Ambrose , Walsh , Holding , Garner , Bishop , who I think are available and where good fast bowlers and can help our own , and it would be a nice way to say thank you guys for what you did for West Indies cricket .

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 2:14 GMT

    whats wrong with hiring someone like d k lillee of australia ,after all i think someone diffirent would be great

  • POSTED BY thE_baCk_beNcHer on | August 30, 2013, 2:10 GMT

    a very positive step for WIC. He has played international cricket and it will help the players that he is coaching.. Very good spin bowler of his time..

  • POSTED BY kaddy64 on | August 29, 2013, 23:15 GMT

    I guess Benn will not be playing for the West Indies in the foreseeable future...

  • POSTED BY GrindAR on | August 29, 2013, 22:10 GMT

    I see WI in future have 2-3 reliable and effective spinners in permanent placements. Valuable investment by WI.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | August 29, 2013, 21:31 GMT

    Good initiative by WI board to invite Saqlain. In future, this will help WI batsmen to train against quality local spinners as well.

  • POSTED BY Solid_Snake on | September 1, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    @Toolaram:Waqar who? Waqar Younis..You don't even know him,I doubt if you are a cricket fan.All of these Legend WI bowlers that you mentioned.I wonder why they never came forward to coach their own team.

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 23:07 GMT

    Interesting comment about Benn, also no Odean Brown another quality bowler who is not selected for reasons best known to the selectors. Good to have the ladies involved as well.

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | August 30, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    A wise move & WI spinners will certainly learn few tricks from Saqlain the master of "Doosra"

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    A 'clinic'? What is this, a high school team? They need a better permanent bowling coach and a better permanent batting coach. At this level these guys are not suddenly start bowling doosras. They need to improve what they are already good at. Were they planning on having Narine, the number one ODI bowler in the world start bowling doosras? It is their mental game that needs work, not their technique.

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 2:50 GMT

    Waqar you who , @ Speng we West Indian would prefer our own Curtley Ambrose , Walsh , Holding , Garner , Bishop , who I think are available and where good fast bowlers and can help our own , and it would be a nice way to say thank you guys for what you did for West Indies cricket .

  • POSTED BY on | August 30, 2013, 2:14 GMT

    whats wrong with hiring someone like d k lillee of australia ,after all i think someone diffirent would be great

  • POSTED BY thE_baCk_beNcHer on | August 30, 2013, 2:10 GMT

    a very positive step for WIC. He has played international cricket and it will help the players that he is coaching.. Very good spin bowler of his time..

  • POSTED BY kaddy64 on | August 29, 2013, 23:15 GMT

    I guess Benn will not be playing for the West Indies in the foreseeable future...

  • POSTED BY GrindAR on | August 29, 2013, 22:10 GMT

    I see WI in future have 2-3 reliable and effective spinners in permanent placements. Valuable investment by WI.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | August 29, 2013, 21:31 GMT

    Good initiative by WI board to invite Saqlain. In future, this will help WI batsmen to train against quality local spinners as well.

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Really impressed with my WI coach. Great to see them finally deciding to exhaust the many talents and greats of the game to help inspire and educate our young, up and coming stars. Great move WICB, hope to see more this proactivity to keep WI cricket alive.

  • POSTED BY Cricfacts on | August 29, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    This is a brilliant idea, especially picking the female cricketers.. As a Guyanese its good to see Bishoo was selected for this camp. It means WICB hasn't given up on him as yet!

  • POSTED BY bhusaranga on | August 29, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Superb move. Hopefully Guys should learn from this Great spinner.

  • POSTED BY xylo on | August 29, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    I wish they also hired Moin Khan to keep shouting "Come on Saqi"... old memories! :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    he is inventor of doosra a great bowler , fastest to reach 50, 100 n 150 ODI wickets wowo

  • POSTED BY Speng on | August 29, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Great idea. Saqlain is a good teacher from what I've heard and many of the Windies best bowlers are spinners. Maybe this might make Malcolm Marshall roll in his grave but I could see the Windies playing tests with 2 or 3 spinners in the bowling lineup as India do.

    They should also get Waqar Younis come give some fast bowling clinics. It is criminal that we have so few bowlers who can reliably bowl swing and fewer who can reverse it when we have great conditions for it at home.

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    I think this is a welcome move by the WICB. Additionally, it would have been also good if some of the regional coaches could have attended the sessions as it would have allowed for them to past on some of the skills to a wider cross section of spin bowlers.

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    This is a huge step especially considering there is a mix of male and female cricketers. Great stuff WI. Maybe they are starting to slowly get things right.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 29, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Good stuff W.I need to be doing more of this I'm sure they'll learn some great value form the legend. I know Otis is bowling coach but he should also call up Ian Pont to do some sepcialist work with some of new pace talent

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  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 29, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Good stuff W.I need to be doing more of this I'm sure they'll learn some great value form the legend. I know Otis is bowling coach but he should also call up Ian Pont to do some sepcialist work with some of new pace talent

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    This is a huge step especially considering there is a mix of male and female cricketers. Great stuff WI. Maybe they are starting to slowly get things right.

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    I think this is a welcome move by the WICB. Additionally, it would have been also good if some of the regional coaches could have attended the sessions as it would have allowed for them to past on some of the skills to a wider cross section of spin bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Speng on | August 29, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Great idea. Saqlain is a good teacher from what I've heard and many of the Windies best bowlers are spinners. Maybe this might make Malcolm Marshall roll in his grave but I could see the Windies playing tests with 2 or 3 spinners in the bowling lineup as India do.

    They should also get Waqar Younis come give some fast bowling clinics. It is criminal that we have so few bowlers who can reliably bowl swing and fewer who can reverse it when we have great conditions for it at home.

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    he is inventor of doosra a great bowler , fastest to reach 50, 100 n 150 ODI wickets wowo

  • POSTED BY xylo on | August 29, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    I wish they also hired Moin Khan to keep shouting "Come on Saqi"... old memories! :)

  • POSTED BY bhusaranga on | August 29, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Superb move. Hopefully Guys should learn from this Great spinner.

  • POSTED BY Cricfacts on | August 29, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    This is a brilliant idea, especially picking the female cricketers.. As a Guyanese its good to see Bishoo was selected for this camp. It means WICB hasn't given up on him as yet!

  • POSTED BY on | August 29, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Really impressed with my WI coach. Great to see them finally deciding to exhaust the many talents and greats of the game to help inspire and educate our young, up and coming stars. Great move WICB, hope to see more this proactivity to keep WI cricket alive.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | August 29, 2013, 21:31 GMT

    Good initiative by WI board to invite Saqlain. In future, this will help WI batsmen to train against quality local spinners as well.