Sunday, September 16, 2007

Reader's reply to 'Doom?'

This reply comes from Reader Andrew Maina and is reproduced unedited:

"Unless Cricket Kenya makes real and concrete steps to expand their young player base beyond the handful of international schools that already have cricketing facilities then they shouldn't be surprised that they are having so much trouble finding talented youngsters to fill the voids left by such players like Ravi Shah and Morris Odumbe and that the few young players are struggling so much to cope. Methinks they should borrow a leaf from sports like Athletics Kenya, who have built a global powerhouse of an athletics team of the talents they uncover on a regular basis in national level sports competitions,and more recently the Kenya Rugby Football Union, in starting a public schools cricket competition. They could for example begin by selecting a core of say 5 schools in Nairobi, Rift Valley and Coast provinces to set up nets on their own school compound and regular access to a nearby cricket pitch for use when they need to play practice or real matches against each other. These would then act an extra source of new blood for clubs and if they are good enough who knows."

Well said Andrew.

3 comments:

Onyango said...

Ouma - Demote him to the A team. Needs to improve his batting technique.
Lameck Onyango - Why is he still playing.
Luseno - Where is he? Aren't there bowling coaches working with him.
Rageb Aga - good enough to make it in the english county. Why isn't he playing for Kenya?

Andruid said...

True Rageb is doing himself good in the Second XI championshi for Sussex having finished the season with over 400 runs scored and a bowling average of 27. + he is only 23

Ashwin said...

going back to the 1st comment, sorry but does kenya have an a team??? hehe sorry, but i remember an a team played in the logan cup but that was because tikolo and odoyo werent present...but umm... kenyan cricketers need more experience with some of the top cricketers around, they need to call back kenendy otieno, he was kenyas man of the hour in the 2003 wc... serious changed need to be made to the squad, its seems tikolo and odoyo are the only players on the squad, and the rest of the guys are there just 2 make up the numbers ! sad yet true... they all suck... theyre playing sub standard cricket, and honestly should keep getting runs on the squad for that... give more youngsters a chance... pick a new batch from the u-19... etc go 2 the clubs and then try out new guys.. give charles obuya a chacne hes proven himself at club levell....