31-man squad named for Namibia match

Modi claims Moles not good for Kenya

Cricinfo staff

January 25, 2005

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Hitesh Modi: 'We were even training more than ever before but we were not registering good results' © Getty Images
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Kenya have named a 31-man squad for their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia at the end of February, and it includes most of the players who went on strike last October.

The suspension of the KCA executive speeded up talks aimed at resolving the issue, and the departure of coach Andy Moles, who is thought to have clashed with some senior players, cleared the way for their reinstatement.

The manner in which Moles quit has not gone down well. He still had some of his two-year contract remaining, and less than a fortnight ago he returned to Nairobi from his Christmas break and categorically denied that he was considering leaving.

Hitesh Modi, Kenya's captain, told reporters that Moles' strict approach to the game may have had a bad effect on the team's performance. "He insisted on the players adapting to his own style and wanted to have his own way," Modi explained. "In fact we were even training more than ever before but we were not registering good results."

Kenya squad Hitesh Modi (capt), Ravindu Shah, Steve Tikolo Kennedy Obuya, Thomas Odoyo, Alfred Luseno, Peter Ongondo, Maurice Ouma, Collins Obuya, Lameck Onyango, Jadhavji Bhimji, Rashmi Gami, Brijal Patel, Martin Suji, Amit Bhudia, Ashish Karia, Ragheb Aga, Abeed Janmohamed, Kalpesh Patel, Malhar Patel, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Hafeez Manji, Alpesh Bhudia, Ashok Hiren, Tanmay Mishra, Timothy Muange, Shiraz Ali, Mukhit Musani, Rajesh Bhudia, Alex Obanda.

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