Thursday, February 09, 2006

Uganda: Kampala Kids League

This is the sort of thing we need in Kenya. 190 odd kids aged 6 and up being sponsored to play cricket. No surprise then that they qualified for the U19 World Cup and we didn't. I saw also on Big Cricket (they have an Ugandan cricket thread), that one of their U19 squad is only 14 - we will have to be wary of Emmanuel Nakaana in the future!
There was also an interesting point that Ugandan cricket is featured regularly in the news, and has a growing local following. It is time that the Kenyan dailies pulled their thumbs out and did the same. To grow nationally, interest must be cultivated within the wider community. It would be good to see the Nation and Standard doing their bit.

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