Kenya March 17, 2007

Odumbe seeks new opportunities

Maurice Odumbe, the former golden boy of Kenyan cricket who was subsequently banned for five years for associating with known bookmakers, is now forging a new career on local television and radio





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Maurice Odumbe, the former golden boy of Kenyan cricket who was subsequently banned for five years for associating with known bookmakers, is now forging a new career on local television and radio. He has recently featured in a few advertisements and is also commentating on sports for a local radio station.

In a feature in The Nation, Odumbe reveals that he is happy with his new role.

“I always wanted to do something before the cameras. When the opportunity presented itself I could not just let it pass.”

He also said that he is considering standing in the next general election. “Sports and showbiz are multi-billion industries which have not been properly harnessed for the benefit of artistes and sports personalities due to poor legislation.”

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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