Kenyan govt dissolves cricket body

Published: Friday, January 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:The Kenyan government dissolved the country's governing cricket body and set up an interim committee to run the sport, pending fresh elections in April.

Sports Minister Ochilo Ayacko accused the Kenya Cricket Association (KCA) of financial mismanagement, failing to resolve a long-standing feud with national team players and being too slow in drawing up a new constitution.

"The KCA purports to officially promote the sport of cricket in Kenya and receives a lot of financial support for this purpose," Ayacko said in a statement on Friday.

"It has been doing so without an elected office since 1997 and today cannot account for the huge sums of monies received," he said.

Ayacko did not provide details of the amounts involved.

The interim committee is led by a member of the Kenya National Sports Council, Isaac Kalua, who has been heading an Independent Review Commission of the KCA constitution that was launched last October.

Other members include Samir Inamdar and Salim Dhanji, two officials of the Coast Cricket Association, who have been at loggerheads with the national body over the establishment of new cricket branches in the country.

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