September 20, 2007

Kenya

Cricket Kenya launches national league

Martin Williamson

Cricket Kenya is set to announce the launch of a national elite league with matches starting this November.

In the aftermath of Kenya's performances at the ICC World Twenty20 there was widespread media criticism of the fact that there was no such competition, but it emerges that the board's plans were already at an advanced stage.

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Posted by andy on (February 13, 2008, 17:01 GMT)

Though numbers wise cricket does not quite compete with sports like football, or hockey Cricket Kenya's management does seem to have earned greater confidence with the larger corporate sponsors in Kenya with Institutions like East Africa Breweries Limited pitching in.

Posted by farhan on (September 21, 2007, 11:13 GMT)

great news for cricket kenya, hope that format will be big hit in kenya and produce some good players for kenya,praying for the best for CK,BUT on reality note that need sponsers and money to make that successfull events.will they be able to extract sponsers for crciket in kenya, thats big question,i think they need for a man like Stanford to help them out. I am not sure cricket in kenya is too high profile game to have any sponser

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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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