Young Kenyans to meet Scotland in semis

Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:An inexperienced Kenya takes on Scotland in next month's ICC Intercontinental Cup semi-final. Although the Kenya Cricket Association have sorted out a raging strike by a group of 13 players, the cricket board have decided not to recall them for the game in Sharjah.

Young 20-year-old seamer Ragheb Aga, who has only played in six first-class games, will lead the Kenyan side in place of skipper Hitesh Modi, who is getting married in Nairobi the day after the game.

Scotland by contrast have bit of experience in their ranks, bolstered by the inclusion of all-rounders Dougie Brown and Gavin Hamilton. The pair, both of whom played international cricket for England, would add a lot of depth to the side.

The match against Kenya will held from November 16-18, while Canada take on the United Arab Emirates in the other semis. The winners will clash in the final, slated to be held on November 21.

Kenya squad: Ragheb Aga (capt), Ravindu Shah, Lamech Onyango, Amit Bhudhia, Kalpesh Shah, David Okumu, Tanmy Mishra, Jagdav Laxman, Timothy Muange (wkt), Abeed Jammohamed (wkt), Brijap Patel.

Scotland squad: Craig Wright (capt), Douglas Lockhart, Fraser Watts, Colin Smith, Gavin Hamilton, Ryan Watson, Dougie Brown, Cedric English, Paul Hoffman, Asim Butt, John Blain, Kyle Coetzer, Gregor Maiden.

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