Dwindling Cricket standards questioned in Parliament

Dwindling Cricket standards questioned in Parliament

Dwindling Cricket standards questioned in Parliament

Sports Assistant Minister Kabando Wa Kabando was put to task to explain the reasons behind the dwindling standards of Kenyan Cricket. During Wednesday’s morning parliament session, nominated MP Hon. Amina Abdalla asked why the former CEO of the cricket body was an expatriate who was paid exorbitantly yet there were qualified Kenyans who could do the job,

“To be the CEO, the qualifications needed is a master’s degree and many Kenyans have that,” Abdalla explained.

She went further to highlight that in 2003, Kenya almost achieved Test Status but nowadays the team is hammered by countries like Nepal.

During the same debate Ikolomani Member of Parliament Bonny Khalalwe also highlighted the issue of racism in the team stating that players from the Asian descent got preferential treatment compared to their Kenyan counterparts.

On his defence, Kabando Wa Kabando pointed out that he did accept that the former CEO was an expatriate and has since resigned promising that the ministry will look into the matter.

 In regards to the coach of the team, Kabando said that the International Cricket Council had clear guidelines that national team coaches are required to have grade 3 standards which non of the Kenyan coaches have,

“Last year two coaches were sent to South Africa for the training for the grade 3 qualification but they failed.”

The minister assured the house that his ministry was addressing the issue in Cricket not only in financial mismanagement but the sport as a whole.

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