Scotland coach cancels Namibia tour

Published: Sunday, February 6, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Edinburgh:Scotland's cricket coach Andy Moles has cancelled the team's pre-season tour to Namibia as he felt that series of games against county opposition in England will prove more beneficial.

"We are focused on finishing in the top five in the ICC Trophy in Ireland so that we can qualify for the World Cup in 2007. Namibia in no way resembles the playing conditions we will encounter in Ireland, so we thought we would be better off warming up in England."

Moles, who was formerly in charge of the Kenyan national team, is to arrive to take up his new job by the middle of the month, two weeks earlier than expected.

According to Scotland cricket board sources, Moles is tapping his extensive contacts in the county circuit to arrange practice facilities for the squad which will give a chance for a wider range of the top players to gain experience and find form.

Scotland had won the ICC Intercontinental Cup last year.

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