The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Uganda Tour On After All

Cricket Kenya and Uganda Cricket Association have agreed to proceed with their international matches cancelled last week due to lack of funds at CK.

Kenya cancelled the proposed tour after the International Cricket Council failed to release their quarterly funding to CK. However, CK chairman Samir Inamdar has confirmed the money has been released and CK can continue with their activities.

Uganda are due to send their teams beginning with the women's team who play Kenyan from Friday. The Ugandan men's team will begin their tour at the end of the month.

Kenya Women will play Uganda in six Twenty20 matches. The two teams will be using the matches to prepare for the ICC Women's Twenty20 qualifiers in December in Tanzania.

Excited to host the Ugandans in the T20 series, coach Dun Okinyo hoped the series would give them valuable preparation for the qualifiers.

"It's great news that we're taking on Uganda and the games will give us valuable preparation as we build up towards the qualifiers in Tanzania," Okinyo said.

Kenya have qualified for the Africa elite T20 championship after making it through in Uganda last year. Six teams- South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia hosts Tanzania and Kenya-will take part The first two matches of the build ups will be played at Peponi School followed by Ruaraka for the next four matches.

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