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April 19 - 25, 2013

 

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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

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Namibia hurdle for Kenya in Twenty20 Quadrangular series

The four team taking part in the series are Kenya,
host Namibia, South Africa and the Netherlands
 

By John Kwoba NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya will get a chance to gauge its preparedness ahead of the ICC Intercontinental Cup tournament when it competes at the International Twenty20 Quadrangular Series in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday.

Head Coach Robin Brown is not relenting on his development path as he guides the national team from United Arab Emirates with good performances against Canada in the Intercontinental Cup.

Kenya has potential and we need to continue on our recent winning ways,” Brown said on Tuesday in Nairobi. “Despite the absence Duncan Allan and Irfan Karim, we expect positive results in Namibia. The team has improved over the last couple of months.”

Cricket Kenya has retained experienced Collins Obuya as the team captain in naming its 14-member team, which departs Tuesday for Windhoek.

The Twenty20 Quadrangular Series will be held in Namibian Capital Windhoek on April 19-25.

The four team taking part in the series are Kenya, host Namibia, South Africa and the Netherlands. South Africa, a giant in the sport, will send its apprentice team Cricket South Africa (CSA Emerging).

The two back-to-back Twenty20 matches against Netherlands on April 19-20 will be classified as T20 Internationals since the Dutch side is an ODI country.

The Quadrangular Series will be competed on a round robin format with the top two making the finals and a third place play- off for the two other sides.

After our good show in Dubai, it looks like avenues are opening up and we are getting good matches. Our tour of Namibia has come at the right time, just a few months before we play our Intercontinental Cup matches between June and October,” said the Captain.

Kenya will meet Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup, an ODI tournament, in July and later take on Afghanistan in Dubai in September.

All the Kenyan players are in good shape and ready to play to the best of their ability,” said Obuya.

Kenya has been training in Nairobi for the last one month and the coach is satisfied with the level of sharpness and skills displayed by the side.

Kenya Team—Collins Obuya (Captain), Ragheb Aga, Alex Obanda, Elijah Otieno,Tanmay Mishra, Rakep Patel, Morris Ouma, Nelson Odhiambo, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Lucas Oluoch, Hiren Varaiya, Emmanuel Bundi, Shem Ngoche, James Ngoche.

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