October 23, 2006


Floodlit cricket arrives in Kenya

Martin Williamson

The first floodlit game of cricket in Kenya took place at Mombasa’s Jaffery Sports Club on October 7 where the club has installed new floodlights.

"The club can now be the first at the coast to offer such unique facilities of night cricket and football in addition to the floodlight tennis and volleyball courts,” said a spokesman.

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Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Posted by Rahul S. Joshi on (October 28, 2006, 5:15 GMT)

I agree with Maji that Kenya needs a website showcasing its domestic cricket; developments, players(present and former), leagues, grounds (other than Gymkhana)and additional marketing opporunities (pherhaps this will generate additional revenue/sponsorship other than Ishan). In addition, I would recommend for Kenya to reach out to former Kenyan cricketers to draw from their knowledge and experience and instill a sense of tradition and pride back into Cricket Kenya.

Posted by Zoeb Tayebjee on (October 25, 2006, 7:06 GMT)

Now that Mombasa Jafferys have floodlights, how about staging one of the three ODI's there between Kenya and the visiting Bermuda team in November?

Posted by samad parkar on (October 24, 2006, 10:38 GMT)

How come there is no website for cricket kenya. We also need the site to provide details of local cricket, development projects & all the relevant info regarding cricked in Kenya.

In my opinion the best allrounder Kenya has ever produced is Zulfikar Ali. I am only making this point after a heated debate in our community center.

  • NB There is an official site for Cricket Kenya at http://cricket.co.ke/

    Posted by David Waters on (October 23, 2006, 11:48 GMT)

    The first floodlit cricket game in Kenya took place in the 1990's involving a team of Indian all-star professionals, and was organised by Swamibapa Cricket Club.

    A huge crowd turned up to watch a very good game and a great night out was had by all.

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    Martin Williamson
    Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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