Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Kenyan Umpires to Officiate WCL Africa Div 2

With all the recent furore about umpires in the press recently, it is nice that for Kenya at least, today's news is of a positive nature. Our top 5 umpires flew out to Dares Salaam yesterday to officiate in the Africa Div 2 leg of the ICC's World Cricket League. Lead by Subhash Modi, who is a member of the Associate Umpires Panel and who will be the tournament's match referee, the other umpires representing Kenya will be Narendra Dave, David Odhiambo, Kutub Gulamabbas and Rockie Demello.
This is a great honour for Kenya as the event is of no small importance. Played over 5 days in a round robin format, the winner of the league will progress to the WCL Division 3 to be played in Los Angeles early next year. Hosted by the Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) in conjunction with the ICC's Africa office, the tournament brings together four associates, namely Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and Nigeria, and Mozambique, the affiliate winner of the recent tournament in Benoni.
Best wishes to the umpires for the next five days. We hope they will make all the right decisions, and I'm sure they will do Kenya proud.
I will be posting a brief preview of the tournament over at Beyond The Boundary and the ICC have indicated in their press release that they will release scores from all games will be published daily on the Africa page of their Development site during the tournament.

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