KCA chairman admits he can't stop him December 17, 2004

Moles on four-man shortlist for Scotland job

Cricinfo staff

Andy Moles is on the final four-man shortlist for the job of Scotland coach. It is believed that Cricket Scotland received 20 applications and Moles and Omar Henry are the two favourites to land the post.

Cricinfo exclusively reported in November that Moles was looking to leave Kenya, frustrated by infighting and underfunding, and despite categorical denials at the time by the Kenyan Cricket Association, his interest in the Scotland role shows that he is indeed searching for new challenges.

Sharad Ghai, the KCA chairman, was clearly caught on the hop when told the news. "As far as we are concerned, Moles is still our coach," he told the Nation yesterday. "He is currently on holiday and is scheduled to return next month. But if he decides to take up the job, we can't stop him."

Henry has strong links with Scotland, having played for them, and was recently removed as South Africa's chief selector, so having the time to devote to the role. It is also being reported in Scotland that Gary Kirsten and Jonty Rhodes are among those who have been interviewed.