Kenya February 13, 2008

Cricket Kenya launches elite league

Despite the civil unrest inside Kenya following the disputed presidential elections in December, Cricket Kenya has announced that its Elite Cricket League will begin this weekend.

Despite the civil unrest inside Kenya following the disputed presidential elections in December, Cricket Kenya has announced that its Elite Cricket League will begin this weekend.

The league, which is sponsored by Sahara Computers and also underwritten by the African Cricket Association, will feature the best 60 players from across the country. They will be divided between four sides - Northern Nomads, Southern Stars, Western Chiefs and Eastern Aces - to ensure that the teams are as evenly balanced as possible. Each of the squads will contain four nationally-contracted players.

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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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  • Amar Jude P. Mendes on February 14, 2008, 3:46 GMT

    A national League, Based on provinces. Showcasing 1team &venue each. All have active school cricket. Below are some of their clubs. C.C.A: Aga Khan Centre, Burhani Sports Club, Coast Gym, Jaffery Club, Mombasa Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa youth league, Simba Union *Central province: Kerugoya C.C., Limuru country club, Muthiga club, Peponi's, Thika Gym Thika sports club. N.C.P.A.: Aga Khan Centre, Golden Club, Kanbis Sports Club, Kongonis club, Krishna Club, Nairobi Gym, Nairobi Institute, Jaffery Club, Nookers Club, Ngara Sports Club, Parklands Sports Club, Premier Club, Quitbis Sports Club, Ruaraka Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa Youth League, Simba Union, Sir Ali Muslim Club, Siri Guru Singh Sabha Club, Stray Lions Club, Swamibapa Club. R.V.C.A. : Akshar Club, Diamond Club, Eldoret Club, Kericho Club, Naivasha Club, Rift Valley Sports club, V.O.C. The*sign before centrals is because they have been suspended by C.K. all these clubs played cricket &some had voting rights.

  • poor old bowler on February 13, 2008, 23:23 GMT

    its a great idea and about time.

    i think it will help kenyan cricket improve and provide it with a good first class system.

    the icc should do all it can to make sure this first class league is a sucess

  • Amar Jude P. Mendes on February 14, 2008, 3:46 GMT

    A national League, Based on provinces. Showcasing 1team &venue each. All have active school cricket. Below are some of their clubs. C.C.A: Aga Khan Centre, Burhani Sports Club, Coast Gym, Jaffery Club, Mombasa Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa youth league, Simba Union *Central province: Kerugoya C.C., Limuru country club, Muthiga club, Peponi's, Thika Gym Thika sports club. N.C.P.A.: Aga Khan Centre, Golden Club, Kanbis Sports Club, Kongonis club, Krishna Club, Nairobi Gym, Nairobi Institute, Jaffery Club, Nookers Club, Ngara Sports Club, Parklands Sports Club, Premier Club, Quitbis Sports Club, Ruaraka Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa Youth League, Simba Union, Sir Ali Muslim Club, Siri Guru Singh Sabha Club, Stray Lions Club, Swamibapa Club. R.V.C.A. : Akshar Club, Diamond Club, Eldoret Club, Kericho Club, Naivasha Club, Rift Valley Sports club, V.O.C. The*sign before centrals is because they have been suspended by C.K. all these clubs played cricket &some had voting rights.

  • poor old bowler on February 13, 2008, 23:23 GMT

    its a great idea and about time.

    i think it will help kenyan cricket improve and provide it with a good first class system.

    the icc should do all it can to make sure this first class league is a sucess

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  • poor old bowler on February 13, 2008, 23:23 GMT

    its a great idea and about time.

    i think it will help kenyan cricket improve and provide it with a good first class system.

    the icc should do all it can to make sure this first class league is a sucess

  • Amar Jude P. Mendes on February 14, 2008, 3:46 GMT

    A national League, Based on provinces. Showcasing 1team &venue each. All have active school cricket. Below are some of their clubs. C.C.A: Aga Khan Centre, Burhani Sports Club, Coast Gym, Jaffery Club, Mombasa Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa youth league, Simba Union *Central province: Kerugoya C.C., Limuru country club, Muthiga club, Peponi's, Thika Gym Thika sports club. N.C.P.A.: Aga Khan Centre, Golden Club, Kanbis Sports Club, Kongonis club, Krishna Club, Nairobi Gym, Nairobi Institute, Jaffery Club, Nookers Club, Ngara Sports Club, Parklands Sports Club, Premier Club, Quitbis Sports Club, Ruaraka Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa Youth League, Simba Union, Sir Ali Muslim Club, Siri Guru Singh Sabha Club, Stray Lions Club, Swamibapa Club. R.V.C.A. : Akshar Club, Diamond Club, Eldoret Club, Kericho Club, Naivasha Club, Rift Valley Sports club, V.O.C. The*sign before centrals is because they have been suspended by C.K. all these clubs played cricket &some had voting rights.