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February 19, 2013
Kenya have recalled seamer Ragheb Aga and batsman Dominic Wesonga for the Africa Twenty20 qualifiers in Uganda which start next week and form the route to the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Aga, who was released by Sussex in 2010, missed Kenya's tour to Namibia last September and has not played for the country since facing Ireland in February 2012. He comes in for Duncan Allan who is studying in Australia. Wesonga, who played four ODIs in 2010 and 2011, returns in place of Shem Ngoche.
The experienced core of the squad comes from the captain Collins Obuya, Maurice Ouma, Tanmay Mishra and Rakep Patel.
This is the first time that Kenya have needed to play in the African qualifier following their relegation. The tournament also involves Botswana, Nigeria and Tanzania
"We are not taking the Uganda tournament lightly. That is why we have named our very strong team, as we are seeking to climb back up the ladder to the top of the T20 rankings among the Associate teams," Cricket Kenya administrative manager, David Odhiambo said.
The top two teams will qualify, alongside Namibia, to represent Africa in the penultimate round of the World Cup qualifying competition in the UAE later this year.
Squad Collins Obuya (capt), Ragheb Aga, Alex Obanda, Irfan Karim, Dominic Wesonga, Tanmay Mishra, Rakep Patel, Maurice Ouma, Nelson Odhiambo, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Lucas Oluoch, Hiren Varaiya, Emmanuel Bundi, James Ngoche
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