Off The Field

Salman Butt Named Singapore Consultant Head Coach

Written by Sumit Seth

Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has been appointed the head coach of Singapore cricket team. He was brought on board as consultant head coach; he will stay in Singapore for the entire duration of his coaching stint, traveling with the team on foreign assignments. Singapore, which is an ICC affiliate, will have three big assignments in the next five months.

They will be traveling to Zimbabwe for the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers which will take place in July which will be followed by Asia Cup qualifiers in August in Sri Lanka. Singapore will also feature in the ICC Men’s Challenge League A in Canada for a chance of reaching the ICC’s ODI World Cup qualification.

The Singapore assignment is Butt’s first major coaching job after calling time on his playing career.

Butt, who was involved in match-fixing, had served his five-year ban, but never really considered for an international comeback despite showing good domestic form. On the other hand, Mohammed Amir was quickly given a place in the side.

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