Kenya news November 4, 2008

Cricket Kenya launch investigation

Cricinfo staff

Kenya have struggled on the pitch in 2008 © Getty Images

As reported by Cricinfo last month, Cricket Kenya has launched an investigation into the team's recent poor performances and reports of indiscipline on the tour of England last July.

A three-man task force will carry out a fact-finding mission to establish the current position as related to the standards, management and performances of the national cricket team. In addition, there will be an assessment of the policies and programmes of CK in their promotion, development, welfare and performance of the national cricket team as well as the administration, facilities, finances, resources and capabilities within the board.

They will also look at results over the past 12 months and every aspect of the management and performance of the national squad. The structure regarding players' pay is also likely to come under scrutiny after increasing disquiet that considerable increases in pay have not been matched by results.

The task force will report back to the CK executive with recommendations in all areas under review.

The three members of the task force are Jasmer Singh, a long-standing administrator who was also communication and publication manager for the old KCA; Phil Toye, the current chairman of Kenya Kongonis; and Sharad Rao, Kenya's representative on the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission with wide experience in international legal and sports panels, including the Commonwealth Games Federation.

"The task force is mandated to carry out a detailed inquiry into various matters including the results of matches played over the past 12 months and the overall performance of the team players," said Tom Tikolo, CK's chief executive, in a statement. "It will also report on the structure, performance and responsibilities of the national team's selection and coaching staff and make recommendations on remunerations for the contracted players."