Kenya March 31, 2007

Kenya cricket in the wild

Dates for the second Ol Pejeta "Cricket in the Wild" tournament in Kenya have been confirmed - the competition will begin on Friday September 28





Dates for the second Ol Pejeta "Cricket in the Wild" tournament in Kenya have been confirmed - the competition will begin on Friday September 28.

The three-day event is designed to raise funds to support the Ol Pejeta Conservancy - a 90,000 acre wildlife park at the foothills of Mount Kenya - which, it is hoped, will help with the development of schools and other local facilities.

Each of the eight teams, split into two leagues, is required to raise a minimum of KSh200,000 (USD 2900) - usually by sponsorship - to secure their place in the tournament. The cricket itself will be 10:10 (10 overs per side) with eight-ball overs.

The winner receives a trophy, and there will be a special prize for the most humorous sledge, at the umpire's discretion.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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