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