Kenya players prepare for Bangladesh tour March 10, 2006

Tikolo dismisses strike reports

Cricinfo staff



Samir Inamdar: package agreed with the players © Cricinfo
Steve Tikolo has dismissed reports in today's Nation newspaper that Kenya's players refused to train on Thursday.

Tikolo told Cricinfo that the confusion had arisen because the players were seen in a meeting during the morning. "We were supposed to meet an official to discuss the finances for the Bangladesh tour, but he got delayed and so we were waiting for him." A reporter put two and two together and filed a story that the squad was again refusing to train.

Samir Inamdar, the Cricket Kenya chairman, told Cricinfo that the financial package for the trip - which was the same as that offered for the recent Zimbabwe tour - had been agreed. He added that all fees owed from Zimbabwe had been paid.