Nico, as Head Coach, took his star-studded Texas Chargers to the final of the inaugural edition of the US Masters T10 competition where they got the better of New York Warriors in a thrilling one-over eliminator in the Final, on Sunday 27 August 2023. The match went into the one-over eliminator and Chargers aggregated 15 after batting first. Needing 16 to win the title, the pair of Carter and Afridi went hard at Sohail Tanvir but the left-arm pacer managed to restrict the duo to 13 and guided his team to a memorable win. For a report of the final, […]
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Nico has been announced as the Head Coach of Texas Chargers, who will play in the US Master T10 League. The league will see 6 Teams competing in the new fastest Cricket format. The thrilling 10-over format matches will have legendary cricketers who have retired from the international format but also as well as young stars who will begin their careers in the sport. This marquee T10 tournament will involve several renowned retired players from international cricket along with emerging players. The announcement ceremony was graced by several retired cricketers such as Misbah-ul-Haq, Corey Anderson, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, along with […]
Paul has landed a coaching role with one of the sides in this year’s Abu Dhabi T10. The former England wicketkeeper will be batting and fielding coach with Bangla Tigers for the forthcoming tournament. Nixon, who is Leicestershire’s head coach, will bring his wealth of limited-overs experience to the Tigers franchise in the contest held at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. Bangla Tigers owner Mohammad Yasin Chowdhury said the Langwathby star, 50, will be a huge asset. “Paul is a dynamic, dedicated, passionate and motivational coach, who will lead the cricketers with the fighting spirit and able to maintain positive approach in […]
Paul recently received a proper England Cap at a dinner at Lords on 21st February. 199 is Paul’s official England Players number and 22 means he is the 22nd person to play T20 for England.
Paul was recently invited to play as part of an invitation XI for Peter Savill, who has created one of the most amazing Cricket grounds in his back garden in Wicklow south of Dublin. The invitation XI played against the Leprechauns Cricket club, a travelling team who love the game. The match followed the next morning with a stunning round of golf on a nearby course.
Pictures from a recent Leicester training day – the day was featured by Leicester Mercury whose article is below: Paul Nixon’s cricket foundation is taking shape nicely after its launch last September. The former Leicestershire and England wicketkeeper has a group of 15 teenagers working towards an NVQ in sports coaching, with the group having just returned from Valencia and a stint of learning about coaching Spanish-style. Nixon is already looking towards a new intake of students for September but is delighted with the progress the inaugural group are making. They work at Braunstone Skills Centre and have close links […]
Paul Nixon has become an ambassador for Dorothy Goodman School in Hinckley, Leicestershire; a role that will see the former England wicket keeper promote inclusive sport for children with disabilities. Paul takes up the role alongside Leicester City Football Club striker Jamie Vardy, who will also act as an ambassador for the school. “It is massively important to encourage all children to be involved in sport,” Paul said. “Having dyslexia myself, this is something very close to my heart. I had to overcome challenges as a child.” Dorothy Goodman School caters for pupils aged between three and 19 with learning […]
Paul Nixon joined some of the stars of world cricket to help raise funds for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RSCF), in a charity game that raised an incredible £50,000. Paul turned out for a Brian Lara XI, which took on a Warwickshire 1994 All Star at the picturesque Wormsley Cricket Ground, with his team-mates included batting superstar Lara, Matthew Hoggard, Andrew Strauss and England women’s vice-captain Heather Knight. However, it was the bowling performance of 11-year-old substitute Dee Jarvis (pictured right, with Brian Lara) that stole the headlines, after the youngster took a hat-trick of wickets having been selected […]
Paul found himself in royal company on Monday 14th July, as he participated in a Twenty20 match held at the Royal Household Cricket Club in Windsor, organised by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in aid of United for Wildlife. United for Wildlife was created by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Led by Prince William, it has brought together the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose; to create a global movement for change. Paul captained the United for Wildlife team against a Royal Household side, with The Duke of […]
Paul and the rest of JHMT’s star supporters from the world of music, sport and community, turned out to play both Men and Womens De Montfort University Students Union football teams to put on a memorable football tournament to raise funds for JHMT at Goals Leicester on Saturday 25th January. The event aimed to raise awareness of SADS and JHMT’s vital campaign to reduce the incidence, of sudden, unexpected death in young people.