September 12, 2009

Kenya

Tikolo takes coaching job in Zimbabwe?

Martin Williamson

Sources inside Zimbabwe are reporting that former Kenya captain Steve Tikolo has been signed by Masvingo-based Southern Rocks to act as their new player-coach.

Tikolo, who has been a bedrock of the Kenya side for more than a decade and was at one time widely regarded as the best batsman outside the Test arena, recently stood down as captain and admitted that he was nearing the end of his playing career.

With Zimbabwe’s new domestic structure, which starts this week, now on a professional footing, the money is available to the five newly-created franchises to attract good foreign talent

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Posted by baaza on (September 25, 2009, 21:03 GMT)

Frasat, great to see you still keep in touch with your grass roots. Met Jagoo the other day and we got talking about the good old days. Last i saw you, you had turned out with a staight bat and scored a hundred.Ofcourse you did ball, with lesser speed and more control. How the 70s school doing ? Do you still keep in touch with Zuli and Azhar!

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (September 20, 2009, 8:30 GMT)

Tikolo could have been a decent choice for coach player's role for Kenya itself.

Posted by frasat ali on (September 19, 2009, 5:45 GMT)

best of luck to cricket kenya.Regards to zoeb tayebji nice to know he has not run out of ink since our playing days.keep it going.

Posted by frasat ali on (September 19, 2009, 5:43 GMT)

best of luck to cricket kenya.Regards to zoeb tayebji nice to know he has not run out of ink since our playing days.keep it going.

Posted by baaza on (September 18, 2009, 14:49 GMT)

Good luck Steve, remember this is your opportunity to extend your experiences to others.

It must not be your final bow to a fabulous career,maybe oneday Kenyan cricket will have a home grown coach.

Posted by Anil Koshy on (September 16, 2009, 5:04 GMT)

Test playing nations should adopt their neighbours and include them as a team in their domestic league. This is the only way to generate interest in the game. For example India can include Nepal in their domestic league and South Africa can include Kenya and Zimbabwe in their domestic league. This way even weak teams can get a chance to play against competitive side and gain experience.

Posted by Jimy fingers on (September 15, 2009, 17:37 GMT)

Who else deserves this more than steve T.ma man all the best .m smiling.

Posted by mes on (September 15, 2009, 11:22 GMT)

I bet some former Zim cricketers are wondering how they missed that opportunity

Posted by Ayumba Ayodi on (September 15, 2009, 8:09 GMT)

With a player of such quality, i believe the future holds great things not only for him but his new place and Kenya. It's a pity that Kenya has few quality players between him and youngster, Alex Obanda.

Posted by J.Angara on (September 15, 2009, 7:52 GMT)

I honestly feel cricket kenya should talk to steve if he can stay .with his experience we need his services n with the new coach in place steve can also be drafted into the tecnical bench come player so they can start working together.But its also steve decision and i wish him wel in his new Task gd luck mate

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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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