Kenya June 19, 2007

Kenya to host India and Twenty20s

Cricket Kenya has confirmed that India A will tour Kenya in late July or early August to play two four-day matches as well as taking part in a one-day series which will involve at least one other country's A team.

Cricket Kenya has confirmed that India A will tour Kenya in late July or early August to play two four-day matches as well as taking part in a one-day series which will involve at least one other country's A team.

The deal was brokered by Samir Inamdar, CK's chairman, while he was in India attending the Afro-Asia Cup. Indian board officials told him that they were keen to attract another side to ensure there was a high level of competition, and Sri Lanka A are also believed to be interested and an offer has been made to West Indies.

Cricket Kenya is hoping to stage some international Twenty20 matches in Nairobi in early September in the build-up to the Twenty20 World Championships in South Africa. Pakistan and Bangladesh have expressed interest.

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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  • Aaron Murphy on June 21, 2007, 10:44 GMT

    Not only does a format of this kind expose minnows like Kenya to four-day cricket, which they are deprived of, it also boosts the experience and confidence of those in the 'A' teams. It's a good way to ease them into international cricket as well. Good on Cricket Kenya and India for making this happen. I personally believe it's the best step you can take to improve the quality of the minor nations.

  • Nathan on June 20, 2007, 5:49 GMT

    Indeed, good job. The idea of 'A' sides touring Kenya and playing the Kenyan Senior Side in a series of 4-Day matches is something that should be a regular occurrence for this side. It's possibly one of the best ways this side can be exposed to 4-day cricket, as well as participating in say, South Africa's domestic competition.

  • Nafi karim on June 19, 2007, 21:03 GMT

    Good effort by Cricket Kenya!

  • Aaron Murphy on June 21, 2007, 10:44 GMT

    Not only does a format of this kind expose minnows like Kenya to four-day cricket, which they are deprived of, it also boosts the experience and confidence of those in the 'A' teams. It's a good way to ease them into international cricket as well. Good on Cricket Kenya and India for making this happen. I personally believe it's the best step you can take to improve the quality of the minor nations.

  • Nathan on June 20, 2007, 5:49 GMT

    Indeed, good job. The idea of 'A' sides touring Kenya and playing the Kenyan Senior Side in a series of 4-Day matches is something that should be a regular occurrence for this side. It's possibly one of the best ways this side can be exposed to 4-day cricket, as well as participating in say, South Africa's domestic competition.

  • Nafi karim on June 19, 2007, 21:03 GMT

    Good effort by Cricket Kenya!

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  • Nafi karim on June 19, 2007, 21:03 GMT

    Good effort by Cricket Kenya!

  • Nathan on June 20, 2007, 5:49 GMT

    Indeed, good job. The idea of 'A' sides touring Kenya and playing the Kenyan Senior Side in a series of 4-Day matches is something that should be a regular occurrence for this side. It's possibly one of the best ways this side can be exposed to 4-day cricket, as well as participating in say, South Africa's domestic competition.

  • Aaron Murphy on June 21, 2007, 10:44 GMT

    Not only does a format of this kind expose minnows like Kenya to four-day cricket, which they are deprived of, it also boosts the experience and confidence of those in the 'A' teams. It's a good way to ease them into international cricket as well. Good on Cricket Kenya and India for making this happen. I personally believe it's the best step you can take to improve the quality of the minor nations.