EAST MEETS WEST

Bangladeshi coach Shahidul Alam reports back from his summer post at Middlesex County Cricket Club. He is involved in a project under Middlesex CCC called "Capital Kid's Cricket".

Shahidul Alam, right behind Shane Warne

Working in tandem with the 'Spin to Win' programme, sponsored by a UK cricket-equipment manufacturer, Mr. Alam was present when Shane Warne dealt first-hand advice to a predominantly Asian crowd of aspiring spinners, eager to gain tips from the great spinner.

A short demonstration was given at the nets where Warne delivered a barrage of googlies, flippers, leg breaks and top-spinners.

Filed May 9 2006

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