Mombasa to host Bermuda-Kenya ODI series

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:Kenya will play fellow 2007 World Cup finalists Bermuda in a three one-day match series in the Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa next month, Kenyan cricket officials said.

It will mark the first time Mombasa stages an international fixture since being granted a one-day international status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last September.

The ICC have appointed former England international Chris Broad to be match referee for the Nov 11-14 series which will played at the Mombasa sports club, Cricket Kenya officials said.

Though Mombasa is historically regarded as the venue for the first-ever cricket match played in east and central Africa in 1896, the town suffered a big setback to its reputation after a deadly Al-Qaeda-claimed attack on an Israeli holiday resort in Nov 2002 that killed 15 people.

The Kenya-Bermuda series will be the first high-profile sporting event to be held in Mombasa in decades, although it will host the 2007 World Cross Country championships.


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