Mushtaq set for Surrey link-up
England spin coach Mushtaq Ahmed will spend a month with Surrey in mid-summer to coach and mentor the county's bowlers.
The 41-year-old is currently working with the England spinners as they prepare to face the West Indies in three Tests, with the first match set to get underway on Thursday at Lord's.
He has been around the England set-up for a few years and has helped the likes of Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar as Andrew Strauss's men have risen to the top of the Test rankings.
The popular Pakistani is no stranger to county cricket, having enjoyed playing spells with Surrey and Sussex, and he was the leading first-class wicket-taker in more than one season while playing the domestic game.
Mushtaq will be in the dressing room for England's three Tests against the men from the Caribbean and the subsequent three five-day clashes with South Africa later in the summer.
But there is a window of opportunity for him to return to the county game between June 20 and July 20, and Surrey director of cricket, Chris Adams, is relishing the prospect of his old Sussex team-mate helping out.
"He will be a magic guy to have around in terms of the environment in the dressing room and is one of the best people I've ever come across in terms of assessing the mood of a side and having a positive influence on tactics both before and during a game," he told Surrey's official website.
"We have a few young spinners at the club at the moment so there is also plenty of work to be done there as well - and I also want to use him with the second XI and PG academy, as well as setting some sessions with batsmen from throughout the club on how to play spin."