Team India’s strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb has announced that he will not extend his contract with BCCI after his current term expires after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The global T20 event is scheduled to take place in the UAE and Oman, starting October 17.
The New Zealand-born Webb has said the World Cup will be his last assignment as he now wants to spend some more time with his family. Taking to Instagram, Nick Webb wrote:
“For the past 2 + years I have had the privilege and honour of representing India and @indiancricketteam. We have achieved and grown a lot as a team during this time. As a team we created history, we won matches and we lost matches. But how we continually responded and adapted in the face of many challenges along with everyone’s willingness to compete every single day are things that make this team special.
“In saying this, I have recently informed the BCCI that I will not be seeking an extension of my contract following the @t20worldcup,” he added.
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Current COVID-19 restrictions for New Zealand citizens is the primary reason – Nick Webb
With COVID-19 still haunting the entire world, New Zealand have strict rules in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Nick Webb said that the difficulty of entering New Zealand is one of the primary reasons he decided to step down.
“This has not been an easy decision but ultimately I must put my family first. The current COVID restrictions for New Zealand citizens wanting to enter NZ is the primary reason. While these restrictions may ease in the future, the uncertainty of this happening moving forward along with potential 5-8 month stints at a time away from my family has made it unsustainable for me past the T20 World Cup,” Webb said.
“I am not sure what the future holds for me at the moment but I remain excited. One thing I’m certain of is that I will be doing everything I can to guide our @indiancricketteam men to the big dance at the T20 World Cup,” he concluded.
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