ACB name Shane McDermott as National Team’s Fielding Coach

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Photo Credit: Afghanistan Cricket Board

The Afghanistan Cricket Board confirms the appointment of the Shane McDermott as the Afghanistan National Team’s New Fielding Coach. McDermott is set to join the team on February 1, during Afghanistan’s all-format tour to Sri Lanka.

Shane McDermott is a High Performance Level Three Coaching Certificate Holder and carries a wealth of experience, having worked with cricket teams such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia, Western Australia Cricket Association, and Cricket Tasmania in various capacities.

He has recently been on board with Bangladesh National Cricket Team as Assistant Fielding Coach since 2022. He has also served at the same capacity with the Sri Lankan Senior Men’s team for a three-year period from 2019-2021 and has served as the head coach of the Sri Lanka A team during this period.

Before his stints with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, McDermott worked as the Interim National Team Assistant/Fielding Coach and Interim National A Team analyst and Fielding Coach at Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre from 2012 to 2019. Additionally, he played a role in coaching setups during recent ICC events, including the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup events in 2022 and 2021.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has recently appointed Andrew Puttick as the National Team’s New Batting Coach. The ACB is also looking forward to hiring a Performance Analyst and an S & C Trainer for the two vacant positions that were recently announced.


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