Kenya locked out of Cricket World Cup

Kenya locked out of Cricket World Cup

Kenya locked out of Cricket World Cup

More tribulations seem to follow the Kenya cricket national team after its exclusion from participation in the 2015 and 2019 world cup competitions by the International Cricket Council – ICC.

The ICC confirmed its decision to cut down the teams from 15 to 10 just a day after the 2011 world cup rolled down its curtains in a mouth watering match that saw hosts India thrash opponents and co-hosts Sri-Lanka by 6 wickets.

According to the cricket council, only fully registered members of ICC- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will take part in the world cup competitions thus leaving out associate teams Kenya, Ireland, Canada and Netherlands.

The ICC had considered a possibility of a 12 team tournament but the idea was later discarded and opted to stick to the 10 teams plan by excluding the associate and affiliate member nations. The decision was reached in a meeting held in Mumbai India.

This decision comes at a time when Kenyan Cricket is hard hit after the team’s poor campaign in the just concluded world cup. Kenya lost all the 6 matches in India a result that seemed to trigger urgent action from the country’s cricket governing body, Cricket Kenya which revealed that it will carry out a comprehensive review on the team’s poor performance.

The new approved ICC rule now leaves Kenya out of world cup participation in their next editions in 2015 and 2019.
Information courtesy of BBC.

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