ICC Intercontinental Cup

Kenya forced to name weakened squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 1, 2011

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Cricket Kenya has been forced to name a weakened squad to take on Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and the subsequent ODI series. The four-day match starts in Deventer on September 7.

Several players continue to be in dispute with the board, and a decision was taken to exclude them from consideration.

"This squad features some new names and the return of one or two experienced players," explained chairman of selectors Alpesh Vadher. " Youngsters such as Duncan Allan, Irfan Karim and Emmanuel Ringera have shown great promise for the national Under-19 squad and deserve their chance, Ibrahim Akello has been impressive in the early games of the East Africa Cricket Competitions as have Lameck Onyango and David Obuya who will add experience to the squad."

Turning to those not picked, Vadher said: "There are some players who we would have liked to consider but yet again they have made themselves unavailable which is disappointing. Cricket Kenya has offered these players contracts until the end of the current contract year subject to the same reviews that every other player goes through but they are not happy with that. What players must realise that we will be focusing on performance and attitude and in the future will only select players who can demonstrate a real commitment to play for Kenya."

Kenya squad Collins Obuya (capt), Rakep Patel, Tanmay Mishra, Runesh Gudka, Hiren Varaiya, Lucas Oluoch, Dominic Wesonga, Seren Waters, Duncan Allan, Irfan Karim, Ibrahim Akello, David Obuya, Emmanuel Ringera, Lameck Onyango.

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