Kenya entry into Super Six historic: President Kibaki

Published: Sunday, March 2, 2003, 7:32 [IST]
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Nairobi: Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki on Saturday congratulated the national cricket team following its victory over Bangladesh and its entry into the Super Sixes of the World Cup. "Kenya's qualification for the World Cup Super Six stage is historic," said Kibaki in a statement. "The national team has made a good impression of the country in international sports and I wish them the best in the forthcoming matches," he added.

Kenya Cricket Association World Cup organising committee chairman Sharad Ghai was elated. "It is unbelievable that we have made history," Ghai told. "We are now requesting more support and exposure for our team from the Test-playing nations," said Ghai. Kenya beat Bangladesh by 32 runs in its World Cup group 'B' match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg to book its place in the second stage, the Super Sixes. Copyright AFP 2001

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