Shortlisted for coaching position December 15, 2004

Moles in the frame for Scotland job

Cricinfo staff



Andy Moles: heading north? © Getty Images

As exclusively revealed here a fortnight ago, Andy Moles is preparing to quit as Kenya's coach, and rumours are linking him with the vacant Scotland coach's position.

Moles, the former Warwickshire opener who has been coaching Kenya since 2003, was one of 20 applicants for the post, which has been vacated by Tony Judd. The pair recent crossed swords in the Intercontinental Cup semi-final, in which Kenya were soundly outclassed by Scotland, who went on to win the tournament.

It is an open secret that Moles is frustrated with the in-fighting inside Kenyan cricket, the lack of financial support from the Kenyan board, and the paucity of matches for the side, whose next fixture is not scheduled until June.

"Scottish cricket is clearly on the up and the opportunities are in stark contrast to those in Kenya," he told the Scottish Herald newspaper. "[In Kenya] We only have six days of cricket organised for the whole of 2005." That is in direct contrast to Scotland, who have a full programme of matches.

At the time of the original article, a spokesman for the Kenyan Cricket Association told Cricinfo that the story was without substance. He said: "It seems that your source of information is feeding you a lot of misinformation on Kenya cricket."