The Star (Nairobi)

4 April 2013

Kenya Set to Tour Nambia for Quadrangular Series

Kenya cricket team will tour Namibia for a quadrangular series planned for April 19- 24 in Windhoek.

The event has attracted hosts Namibia, Netherlands and South Africa Emerging Team. The games will take place at various venues in Windhoek and will include two official Twenty20 matches.

"These fixtures are a fantastic boost for Kenyan cricket," captain Collins Obuya said. "It's fantastic news—all the teams are a formidable sides and it's a great way of gauging our strength," he said.

The tour comes weeks after the team beat Canada in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championships in Dubai last month. Obuya said the tour will be good for the team's preparation ahead of the upcoming international engagements in the next few months.

" The Namibian tour will come in handy ahead of the forthcoming fixtures. This is an opportunity of a life-time considering we will be up against top Associates and South Africa's upcoming players. These matches are particularly important for the development of the current squad," he said.

The team resumed training on Monday under coach Robin Brown and Thomas Odoyo at the Aga Khan and Ruaraka Sports Clubs.

Odoyo said he is looking forward to the event and is confident the team will keep improving.

"We are all really looking to play the three sides, and these fixtures will no doubted help us build up on what we are our current form. It's a fantastic platform for us to show what we are capable of, as we did with victory against Canada- these are the sort of matches that every Kenyan squad member will want to be involved in."

"These games are vital to continue our progress and measure ourselves against the best of our competitors. We are grateful to CK for their facilitation of the tour," Odoyo said.

After the tour, Kenyans are expected to play Scotland and Afghanistan in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championships between July and October. But before that, Kenyans are expected to host other teams according to reports from Cricket Kenya.

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