Thursday, May 04, 2006
According to the Nation who have been speaking to Samir Inamdar, Kenya has been made the Regional Centre for East and Central Africa by the Africa Cricket Association during the meeting in South Africa over the weekend. As a result of this, Kenya will be hosting an U15 event which will bring together teams from the region. No dates are mentioned in the article, but it is certainly a step in the right direction. While Kenya was the obvious choice for this position, it does make official our responsibility to the other countries in the region. Aside from the moral obligations, it makes sense for Kenya to try to lift the standards of our neighbours. They will be the cheapest places for development teams to tour, and the higher their standards, the better it will help the Kenyan players who play against them.
Inamdar has also told the Nation that the Africa Cup will be held in South Africa in December. Teams that will take part are South Africa 'A', Zimbabwe 'A', Kenya, Uganda and Namibia. Nothing is mentioned about the format of this competition, but it will certainly give Kenya a good warm up before hosting Scotland in January. There is also the definite possibility of Kenya winning this event, which would be a great boost before the ICC World League, also in January.
Great to see some coverage of cricket by the Nation, who also made note of Kenya being given the U19 WC in yesterday's paper. Today's article also notes the Jenner Clinic and the possibility of Bangladesh touring. WE knew that anyway, but at least they are now giving cricket a bit more attention. It would be really nice if they could now focus a bit more on the domestic scene...
Posted by Chemosit at 9:21 am