ACB appoints Nicholas Lee as National Cricket Team’s strength, conditioning trainer

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has named Nicholas Trevor Lee as the new Strength and Conditioning Trainer for the Afghanistan National Cricket Team. Lee will join the team on Feb. 23, ahead of Afghanistan’s all-format home series against Ireland.

The 40-year-old Lee, a former right-hand batsman for Kent, played 13 first-class matches, scoring 490 runs with an average of 30.62. His career highlights include three half-centuries and a top score of 79 not out.

Lee recently served as the Head of Physical Performance for the Bangladesh Cricket Board since March 2020. Prior to this, he was with the Sri Lanka National Team as their Strength and Conditioning Trainer from October 2016 to February 2020.

Before his international roles, Lee worked as the Lead Strength and Conditioning Trainer at Sussex County Cricket Club from March 2012 to September 2016.

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 a member of the UK’s Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) since 2013 and holds a Level 1 Anthropologist Certificate from ISAK, along with a First Aid certification from Pro Trainings, UK.

The Strength and Conditioning Trainer role was previously held by Jason Douglas, who served the Afghanistan National Team for nine years, from June 2014 to December 2023.

Following the recent appointment of Shane McDermott as the National Team’s Fielding Coach, the ACB is currently seeking to fill the Performance Analyst position, the only remaining vacancy on the team.