ACB name Nicholas Lee as the National Team’s Strength & Conditioning Trainer

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The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announces the appointment of Nicholas Trevor Lee as the new Strength & Conditioning Trainer for the Afghanistan National Team. Lee is set to join the team on February 23, ahead of Afghanistan’s upcoming all-format home series against Ireland.

The 40-year-old Nicholas Lee was a former right-hand batsman for Kent, having played 13 matches in his first-class career, scoring 490 runs at an average of 30.62, with three half-centuries and a highest score of 79* not out.

Nicholas Lee has most recently served as the Head of Physical Performance for the Bangladesh Cricket Board since March 2020. Before that, he worked for over three years with the Sri Lanka National Team as their Strength & Conditioning Trainer, from October 2016 to February 2020.

Before his international assignments with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Lee served as the Lead Strength & Conditioning Trainer at Sussex Country Cricket Club from March 2012 to September 2016.

Nicholas Trevor Lee holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Science from Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) and is a Level II Certified Coach from the England Cricket Board (ECB). He has been an accredited member of the UK’s Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) since 2013. In addition, Lee holds a Level 1 Anthropologist Certificate from ISAK and has completed a First Aid course from Pro Trainings in the UK.

The Strength & Conditioning Trainer position was previously occupied by Mr. Jason Douglas, who dedicated nine years of service to the Afghanistan National Team from June 2014 to Dec 2023.

The ACB recently appointed Shane McDermott as the National Team’s new Fielding Coach and is currently looking forward to filling the position of Performance Analyst, which remains the sole vacant position within the team.

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