Confusion over squad for Uganda game April 15, 2005

Tikolo back to lead Kenya

Cricinfo staff

Kenya have reportedly named a provisional 28-man squad for next week's Intercontinental Cup tie against Uganda at Kampala, but with Kenya cricket in such a state of flux, few appear to know exactly who is in the side.

The Nation reported that Steve Tikolo would lead the team, even though he quit the captaincy after last September's Champions Trophy and was replaced by Hitesh Modi. Modi was training at the Aga Khan club on Wednesday.

And more remarkably, Ragheb Aga, who captained Kenya in their last match as Modi was on honeymoon, has reportedly not been contacted by the selectors, nor has Abeed Janmohamed, who kept wicket in their last two games. Both are based in the UK. Amit Bhudia, who is considered one of the best up-and-coming batsmen, is also unavailable as he is in the Netherlands.

The preparations have been further disrupted by the news that Ravi Shah, who is probably the best batsman outside Test cricket, will miss the match after failing to shake off a long-standing knee injury. That will be a blow to the side as Shah averaged 57.55 in first-class matches for Kenya last year.

Training is being co-ordinated by Mudassar Nazar, who was appointed as coach by the Kenya Cricket Association following the resignation of Andy Moles in January, and who has been retained by the interim selection panel.