India men’s cricket team trainer Nick Webb to step down after T20 World Cup

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Strength and conditioning coach of India men’s cricket team, Nick Webb will quit his position after the 2021 T20 World Cup. He informed BCCI to not extend his contract after the mega ICC event in October-November.

Webb has been with the Indian team since 2019 after Shankar Basu’s stint ended following the ODI World Cup. But he took the tough decision to put his family first as he was staying away from them for too long in this post-COVID-19 time.

“For the past 2 + years I have had the privilege and honor 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,” he wrote.

“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 on his Instagram.

Webb, who’s from New Zealand, mentioned that the COVID-19 restrictions in the country are the primary reason to take this decision. He also added that leaving the family for a stint of 5-8 months at a time also made it tough for him to continue after the T20 World Cup.

“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,” Webb wrote.

“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.

“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 Indian cricket team men to the big dance at the T20 World Cup,” he added.