September 30, 2009

Kenya

Tikolo set to make Logan Cup debut

Martin Williamson

Zimbabwe's Southern Rocks received a major boost on Tuesday with the arrival of former Kenya captain Steve Tikolo.

Tikolo flew in from Nairobi and was whisked away to the Rocks training session at Harare Sports Club where he was introduced to his new team-mates. He will feature in the Rocks’ Logan Cup game with Mashonaland Eagles at the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy.

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Posted by colin macbeth on (October 1, 2009, 20:15 GMT)

Zoeb, you are too knocking! Do you ever check out kenyacricket.blogspot.com to see what's going on? I know that both you and I are getting a bit long in the tooth, but that doesn't mean we can't see emerging talent when it's there. I don't want you to take back any of your words - most of what you say is pretty true - but I would like you to take a moment or two to look around.

Posted by Zoeb Tayebjee on (October 1, 2009, 6:41 GMT)

Good Luck Steve. I am happy to note that Thomoas Odoyo is also joining. Hope some youngsters also get this opportunities in view of the fact that domestic cricket is as good as dead in Nairobi and virtually non-existent in Mombasa, where Cricket Kenya Chairman comes from. Clearly Cricket Kenya has failed miserably to promote the game. Once upon a time one would easily see 20-30 players in the evening nets at each of the Clubs. Nowadays Cricket is Sunday to Sunday. In the good old days Selectors would crack their brains for hours and days to pick a squad. They would spread to all venues of domestic cricket and pick talents. There's no such thing today. Selectors are just namesake. There are no challenges, no controversies, no upcoming players and hardly any pool for selection. We are down and soon will be out. There are quite a few youngsters, promising and need to go and play outside for their survival.

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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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