Kenya November 27, 2009

Kenya and Uganda to stage T20 tournament

Cricket Kenya is planning to run a four-team Twenty20 competition involving two teams from neighbours Uganda early in the New Year as part of the preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in March.

Cricket Kenya is planning to run a four-team Twenty20 competition involving two teams from neighbours Uganda early in the New Year as part of the preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in March.

Negotiations between the boards are “at an advanced stage” according to a source close to the Kenyan board, and high-profile sponsors are being courted to fund the event.

The intention is to field two Kenya teams – in effect an A and B XI – alongside similar sides from Uganda, a country considered to be one of the up-and-coming Associates.

If successful, the concept could be expanded into a 50-over competitions and ultimately a three-day tournament. It replaces the one-off Super League which was run in June 2008 and featured four teams made up of the leading Kenyan cricketers.

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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