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Shane McDermott to be Afghanistans new fielding coach

Published : Wednesday, 24 January, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 98

Sri Lankas former fielding coach, Shane McDermott who later joined the Bangladesh cricket team has now joined the Afghanistan cricket team. The 43-year-old McDermott, who was born in Tasmania (Australia) has coaching experience of players from Australia (Elite Development coach), Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (national fielding coach) will join the new team in Sri Lanka on the 1st February.

"The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirms the appointment of Shane McDermott as the Afghanistan National Teams New Fielding Coach. McDermott is set to join the team on February 1, during Afghanistans all-format tour to Sri Lanka", the ACB has said in a press release.

"Really excited to be a part of the Afghanistan Cricket Board! Looking forward to meeting all the staff and players on the 1st of February in Sri Lanka", the coach has said on his social media page.

McDermott was also a High Performance Coach with the South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmanian teams. McDermott will replace Ryan Maron.

Interestingl, Afghanistan Cricket Board may be one of the rare full Board members, who have all foreign coaching staff.
 
Johnathan Trott (head coach), Andrew Puttick (batting coach), Hamid Hassan (bowling coach), Shane McDermott (fielding coach) and Prasanth Panchada (Head Physio).
 
Now, the Afghanistan players are training in Abu Dhabi (UAE), it is learnt.







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