Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Girls Secondary Schools Cricket Challenge Starts Today

According to this report by Oscar Pilipili in today's Standard, this will be one of the events used by selectors to choose the squad that will represent Kenya in the upcoming 2007 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women World Cup Qualifiers. The other event will be the Nairobi Province Cricket Association Girls Schools League set for June 10 to July 15.
Four teams will take part in the GSSCC: Kenya High, Moi Girls, Peponi School and St Georges. For the NPCA League, they will be joined by Cutch Leva, Huruma and Nairobi Pentecostal Church Buru Buru.
Amidst the interest in the men's team, it is great to see the women also being given coverage. So far, they are yet to set the World alight, but should we be able to qualify for both the Women's and Men's World Cups, then that should make more people in Kenya sit up and take notice of cricket as a sport at which Kenya can excel. This can only be a good thing. All the best to the girls over the next couple of months - I will do my best to get results from the matches.

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