Afro-Asia A-team tournament December 22, 2005

Kenya name Afro-Asian side

Cricinfo staff

Kenya have included three players currently in the ICC's Winter Training Camp in South Africa in their 14-man squad for the Afro-Asia tournament in Bangladesh next month.

The Kenya Cricket Association chairman of selectors David Waters said allrounder Kalpesh Patel and fast bowlers Alfred Luseno and Nehemiah Odhiambo, who are undergoing the training with players from six other ICC Associate members in Pretoria, will form the backbone of the team.

He added that legspinner Collins Obuya, who has also been out of the country working with Australia's legspin coach Terry Jenner in Adelaide, would join the team as the most experienced player in the side.

No captain was named, but is expected that Rageb Aga will lead the side if he can get time off from his studies in England. If he cannot, then Maurice Ouma will probably take charge.

The January 16-29 tournament in the southeastern Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong will also feature other A teams from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Zimbabwe were to have been the fifth side but they withdrew after their players refused to participate.

Kenya squad Alfred Luseno, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Kalpesh Patel Collins Obuya, Maurice Ouma, Rageb Aga, Amit Bhudia, Tanmay Mishra, Rajesh Bhudia, Malhar Patel, Hafiz Manji, Jimmy Kamande, Abeed Janmohamed, Alex Obanda.