World Cricket League January 23, 2007

Opening match brought forward

Cricinfo staff

The start of the World Cricket League in Nairobi has been brought forward by 24 hours after the authorities at the Jaffrey Sports Club said that the match could not be staged on January 30, the scheduled date, as it fell on the Islamic holiday commemorating the Day of Ashura.

As a result, the Kenya v Bermuda game will be played on January 29, the day before the other two opening matches.

The ICC and Cricket Kenya were only advised of this on Monday, and the tournament's technical committee considered the issue and decided that in order to cause as little disruption as possible to the event, it would rearrange the game.

The Jaffrey Sports Club is an Islamic-based ground, unlike the other two venues at Nairobi Gymkhana and Ruaraka.