Lyndon James has been recognised by the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) for his commitment to personal development away from the cricket pitch.

The 21-year-old Nottinghamshire all-rounder scooped the Best Newcomer gong in the PCA Future Awards for his ongoing endeavours in fitness and personal training.

“Looking into your own personal development and finding other interests is a no-brainer,” he said.

“It all stemmed from when I went to Australia. There was a massive fitness culture over there.

“I also knew I had to be into fitness because you have to be fit to play cricket, so it’s something I really enjoy and have passion for.”

A key aim of the PCA’s multi-faceted Personal Development and Welfare Programme (PDWP) is to better prepare the Association’s members for life after professional cricket.

Aided by the winner’s bursary, James plans to purchase gym equipment and setup a personal training business in the near future.


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