Friday, June 15, 2007

Gearing up for the new season

Despite a deafening silence from Nairobi, the NPCA season has kicked off with Kanbis reigning supreme in the 6-a-side competition used to open the new season. This should mean that we will hear some news on the Main League soon. Fingers crossed that the Vortex Goat will remain absent this year...

Movement is also under way at the coast where the CCA have released the playing conditions and documents required by teams and players for the 2007/8 season. It is all very official looking with no real explanations, but it looks at first glance as though there will be an 80 over format played as well as the 50-over league and knockout tournaments. Great to see that the CCA at least are trying to give their players at least a slightly longer format of the game. Perhaps this is to get their players used to bowling longer spells and building innings for when the national comp finally kicks off. I hope I am not being too optimistic, but what chance that the NPCA will follow suit?

Hopefully this season, we will be able to improve our coverage, but this requires feedback from the players and clubs. If you are involved with cricket in Kenya, I urge you to get in touch so that we can get news and results out there quickly and accurately.

In a separate development, Cricket Kenya are making a second attempt at getting their website up and going. Hopefully, it will work out better than the last one! So far, it is still very out of date and very much 'under construction' with most of the links either blank or not working. I have never the less put the link to it back on the side bar so people can log in and check its progress.
They have a section for domestic results, so I can only pray that they are actually going to keep this updated and not let the goat anywhere near it.
Let us know your thoughts.