ZImbabwe saga January 23, 2006

Kenya set to play Zimbabwe

Cricinfo staff

Kenyan officials have said they were willing to host Zimbabwe in a series of one-day internationals after the country withdrew from Test cricket for the next 12 months.

"We are prepared to play Zimbabwe in March," said the Cricket Kenya (CK) chairman Samir Inamdar. "We have already talked with Zimbabwe with the view of having their team come here before we leave for Bangladesh." The proposed itinerary is set to involve three ODIs.

The tour of Bangladesh, which may also involve Zimbabwe will start on March 10. The Kenyans are also scheduled to play three one-day internationals against their hosts during the tournament, which has been organised through the initiative of the ICC.

Last week, the interim committee of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced they would not play any more Tests in 2006 although they were still committed to honouring their one-day commitments. It is likely that one of the conditions placed on Zimbabwe was that they play matches against the likes of Kenya and Bangladesh during the following year.