Salman Butt Appointed as the Head Coach & Advisor of Singapore Cricket

Salman Butt Appointed as the Head Coach and Advisor of Singapore Cricket

Singapore is making a new position in world cricket. They are hiring all the experienced stars to keep pace with everyone. Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has been appointed as the head coach and advisor of Singapore Cricket.

The Singapore Cricket Association has signed Salman Butt for the rest of the current 2022. The former left-arm batsman will help the emerging country’s cricket advance for the rest of the year.

Former Pakistan women’s team coach Jamal Hossain will assist Salman Butt. The local staff will be with him. Jamal will serve as the team’s fielding coach and trainer.

Singapore made its debut as a member of the ICC in 1984. Since then, they have been playing tournaments under the auspices of the highest body of cricket. They will play three more major ICC-sanctioned tournaments in the next five months. Singapore has appointed a coach on this occasion.

Saad Janjua, chief executive of the Singapore Cricket Association, has confirmed to the media that Salman Butt will be in Singapore and will be touring with the team as head coach under a consultative agreement. Singapore will play three matches under Salman Butt.

Butt will be in charge of the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe in July, the Asia Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka in August and Singapore in the ICC Men’s Challenge League in Canada. The ICC Challenge League is one of the steps to qualify for the ICC ODI World Cup.

Salman Butt was a great batsman in his international cricket career. He also got the responsibility of Pakistan’s Test captain. However, it did not last long. He was banned from all forms of cricket for five years in 2010 for match-fixing.

After being released from the ban, the former Pakistan captain could not return to cricket. Butt, 36, was forced to retire from all forms of cricket in 2020. Since then he has been working as a commentator and analyst. Salman Butt played 33 Tests, 7 ODIs and 24 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan. At this time, the batsman scored more than four and a half thousand runs in three formats.

 


 

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