Afghanistan extended head coach Jonathan Trott’s contract

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Monday, extended Jonathan Trott’s contract as their national team’s head coach for 2024.

The ACB, in a statement, acknowledged Jonathan Trott’s success as the head coach and thus announced a contract extension for a full year.

“Afghanistan Cricket Board confirms the extension of the contract with Mr. Jonathon Trott, the National Team’s Head Coach, for the year 2024,” said the Afghan cricketing body.

“The decision comes in after his successful 18-month tenure, during which he made significant contributions to the team’s progress and development.”

Notably, the ACB appointed the South-African Born former English cricketer, as the National Team’s Head Coach in July 2022.

Under his leadership, the team achieved remarkable success and secured several victories, including the team’s impressive performance at the ACC T20 Men’s Asia Cup 2022, its maiden international win and a T20I series victory against Pakistan, a maiden ODI series win over Bangladesh and a successful campaign at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Jonathan Trott has played 52 test matches for England from 2009-2015, scoring 3835 runs at 44.08 with 9 centuries and 19 half-centuries to his name with the best of 226 in an inning.

He has also represented England in 68 ODIs during the period, having scored 2838 runs at 51.25 with 4 hundreds and 22 half-centuries to his name in the format.

Jonathon Trott expressed his pleasure on the extension of his contract and stated that he is looking forward to spending more time with the squad and building on performances of the recently held ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

It is worth mentioning here that Afghanistan are on a brief tour to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play a three-match T20I series.

The three-match series between Afghanistan and UAE is leveled at 1-1 with the third and final fixture to be played on Tuesday.

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