Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

It is a case of suspense in Kenyan cricket at the moment. Nairobi and Coast are due to start their seasons about now, but the NPCA season has been put back until this weekend due to reshuffles of the schedule brought about be the withdrawal of Kongonis from the Super Division and Stray Lions delay in naming their home venue. The CCA season should also be about to start, but if anyone knows anything about it, they are being very tight lipped. It is almost as though the game is being kept behind a shroud of secrecy - hardly the way to woo a public already skeptical about its sport.

Meanwhile at national level, we are also waiting for the delayed elections and for the players to come back to Cricket Kenya with their signed contracts (or if this has already happened for CK to tell us about it). Confirmation of the various A team tours should also be on its way to us soon, so at least there will be some cricket ahead for the national side before the Twenty-20 World Cup in September and Intercontinental Cup in October. Talk is also of a warm up quadrangular in Nairobi before the trip to South Africa, but again we must wait for confirmation from the national boards.

On the internet front, Cricket Kenya have once again tried to get a website up and running, but we are still waiting for it to be made even remotely up to date. So far, the front page still shows news from BEFORE the World Cup, and few of the buttons work. A web presence is all very well, but it needs to be kept up to date.

So we wait. At least cricket returns to the field in Nairobi this weekend, but as for the others, we can only hold our breath. Let's hope its not for too long...

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