Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has been appointed by the Singapore Cricket Association as the consulting head coach for his national team.
According to cricket website Kirk Info, Pakistan’s women’s team coach Jamal Hussain will also be part of the association as a fielding coach and trainer.
Singapore has been associated with the ICC since 1974. His team will play three major tournaments over the next five months to make it to the ICC Marquee Tournaments.
Saad Janjua, chief executive officer of the Singapore Cricket Association, has confirmed that under the agreement, Salman Butt will serve as head coach in Singapore and will travel with the team in the same capacity.
Under Salman Butt, there will be three qualifiers, including the ICC T20 World Cup in Zimbabwe in July, the Asia Cup in August in Sri Lanka and the ICC Men’s Challenge League in Canada. This is the tournament that is considered to qualify for the ICC World Cup.
This is the first coaching job of former cricketer Salman Butt since he left cricket in 2020.
Salman Butt was banned in 2010 due to a match-fixing scandal which was lifted in January 2016.