Thursday, July 20, 2006
It has taken a while for the local press to show interest in the cricket scene, but this week has shown a marked improvement, certainly by the Nation. Today sees two good articles on Kenya's preparations to face Canada. The first, by Chris Tsuma in the Nation focusses on Thomas Odoyo looking forward to facing Canada again. It is well worth a read as it also touches on the youth players, Kennedy's return to the squad and the upcoming NPCA tournament.
Today's Standard carries the other story which concerns itself more with the progress being made by the team, and the centuries scored in the practice match. Harper is reported as saying that the batting line up has shown great improvement, which is certainly heartening news. He is also reported to be happy to have Kennedy Obuya back in the squad citing his experience as a big boost. Reading between the lines, I would suggest that this indicates Kennedy may well get the nod for the Canada tour, again I feel good news.
Oscar Pilipili's article then goes on to focus on the player transfers in the NPCA league which makes very interesting reading. He quotes Parklands Chairman, Nilesh Lakhani as saying
"PSC has signed Kamande and we shall be having two new players who are members of the national team before the NPCA league kicks off,"
Parklands seem to have upgraded their facilities, and Lakhani believes this to be a major attraction for ambitious players. With the aquisition of national team players and the facilities to train them, I wonder if Parklands are eyeing a spot in the Super League next season. No doubt Premier club and Kanbis B will have every intention of seeing that doesn't happen.
Posted by Chemosit at 10:40 am