March 11, 2008


Waters quits as Kenya's chief selector

Martin Williamson

David Waters, one of the most respected administrators in the country, has resigned as the head of Kenya’s selectors as well relinquishing his place in the Cricket Kenya executive.

Waters stepped down as secretary of the fractious Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association in November after growing weary of the infighting within the executive and also the way in which his name was being used to give credibility to erroneous statements.

Samir Inamdar, CK’s chairman, praised Water for more than 23 years of service. “I am well aware of your own personal contribution and commitment to developing the game in Nairobi which is clearly visible in the sizeable number of youngsters now playing representative cricket for Kenya,” he said.


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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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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