NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya will join five other nations in the International
Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League tournament in
Muscat, Oman in November.
Other teams to feature include hosts Oman (fifth in the
2018 World Cricket League Division Two), Uganda (winner
of 2018 Division Four), Denmark (runner-up in 2018
Division Four), Singapore (third in 2017 Division
Three), the United States (fourth in 2017 Division
Three) and Kenya (sixth in 2018 Division Two).
Cricket Kenya hopes its national team will use the event
to affirm their steady improvement in the competition.
Tariq Iqbal, from Cricket Kenya’s Management Committee,
said the team is ready for the challenge and named
Collins Obuya as the new captain, replacing Shem Obado.
“Obuya is a leader and an all-rounder. He is the best
person to lead the team into the future,” said Iqbal.
Rookies Jasraj Kundi and Gerald Mwendwa have also been
dropped from the team with their places taken by the
experienced Lucas Oluoch and Elijah Otieno.
The six-nation tournament, played over 50 overs, will
run from November 7 to 21 in Muscat. The top two teams
at the end of the single round-robin stage will qualify
for the ICC World Cricket League Division Two to be held
The tournament will also form part of the road to the
2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.