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Saqlain handed Kiwis role

Off-spinner to advise Black Caps' batsmen and bowlers

Saqlain: Black Caps role

Former Pakistan international Saqlain Mushtaq has agreed to a year-long stint as a spin consultant with New Zealand.

The 32-year-old off-spinner, who last played for Pakistan in 2004, first worked with the side during this year's World Twenty20 and he has now been handed a longer-term role.

New Zealand Cricket spokesman Stephen Hill said: "NZC has an agreement with Saqlain Mushtaq, who will work with the Black Caps over the next 12 months.

"His experience as a spin bowler is considered to be of significant assistance. He will be working with both our bowlers and batsmen, usually for a few days at a time during the team's international series over that period."