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Cricket Kenya elective posts no longer inspire fierce contests​

Has local cricket reached the end of its tether? It is a frightening question for the cricket fraternity after no challenger rose to oppose Cricket Kenya (CK) incumbent, Samir Inamdar.

In years gone by, officials fiercely jostled for CK chairmanship, especially when the national team almost matched toe-to-toe with the world’s best cricket playing nations.

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Kenya's press up to their old tricks

Kenya’s press are up to their old tricks, and on the eve of Cricket Kenya’s elections the Standard has printed an error-strewn and arguably mischievous article which appears to be aimed at undermining board chairman Samir Inamdar.

If this was a one-off, then it might be forgiveable. But ever since Inamdar ousted Sharad Ghai as chairman in 2005, the and the Nation have not failed to snipe at the new regime and present a rosy, some would say slanted, view of the old days.

That it appeared on the same day the Nation ran an article typical of it claiming the players were boycotting training is not a coincidence. Board insiders suspect this is the start of a weekend of scurrilous comment to coincide with the elections. Watch this space.

Among the worst of a string of misleading comments in the Standard is one that states there has been a “massive pull-out of sponsors” of late. This is simply untrue. As things stand, CK has sponsorship from Tusker and Nimbus. Not one sponsor has been lost since 2005, although a board insider fumed that such articles only served to dissuade potential commercial partners.

The reality is that at the time of the 2005 elections Kenyan cricket had no sponsors. So bad were things that the only major sponsor had pulled out two months before the 2003 World Cup.

The paper also slams the CK constitution, one that it forgets was agreed by the ICC and the country’s stakeholders. It cites the case of former captain Asif Karim who, it claims, was dissuaded from standing against Inamdar. A board insider said the reality was that Karim was unable to stand as he could not even get enough support from within the NPCA to put him forward. Furthermore, he had declined previous invitations to get more involved in the administration despite his public claims he wanted to get more involved.

The Standard also implied that the lack of an opponent for Inamdar was a bad thing, harking back to a “fierce battle” between Ghai and Jimmy Rayani in 2003. Again, the reality is quite different. Between 1994 and 2005 there wasn't even an election, so dysfunctional was the administration. And Ghai became chairman when Rayani stepped down in 2004. It was an accession rather than a battle. That's the irritating thing about the internet ... you can check things so easily.

At some stage the patience of CK will snap and unleash its lawyers. That day might not be as far away as some of those involved think.
 

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Cricket players stage sit-in

The national cricket team players Wednesday staged a sit in just three days before their intended departure to South Africa to participate in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Johannesburg.

The players said they boycotted Wednesday morning training session because their grievances are not being addressed, claims which the Cricket Kenya CEO Tom Tikolo refuted.

Prior to Wednesday's sit in the squad of 16 players has been undergoing vigorous training at the Nairobi Gymkhana and the Aga Khan Sports Club which has seen their fitness improve considerably according to assistant coach Martin Suji.

Last month the team coached by Andy Kirsten toured South Africa for ten days and participated in four build up matches.

In the World Cup qualifiers which start on April Kenya is drawn in group B alongside Afghanistan, Bermuda, Denmark, Netherlands and United Arab Emirates.

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Inamdar set to be re-elected Cricket Kenya chairman

Samir Inamdar, Cricket Kenya's chairman, has been endorsed by the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association for re-election at the AGM which is due to be held on March 15. The backing of Kenya's largest province means that Inamdar will almost certainly be returned to office.

The AGM also marks the end of more than two years of dispute between CK and the NPCA which has led to the board's elections being delayed since June 2007. The NPCA constantly stalled in introducing a new constitution and at one stage it appeared as if CK might be forced to disband it and force it to elect new officials.

The NPCA will also support Shamji Patel (vice-chairman) and Nassor Verjee (treasurer) for re-elections.

Inamdar, who comes from Mombasa, will also have the support of the Coast Cricket Association and the Rift Valley Cricket Association. Another province, Central Province Cricket Association, has been disbanded after leading officials constantly failed to provide evidence to disprove claims the region was dormant.

Nilesh Lakhani will be elected to represent the Kenya Women's Cricket Association "because we could not get any other candidate".
 
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