Shah included in Kenya squad for Mombasa tourney

Published: Saturday, January 13, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:Kenyan cricket selectors have named the 15-man squad for this month's triangular one-day series in Mombasa and the World Cricket League division one tournament.

Omitted from the squad are veteran opener-wicketkeeper Kennedy Obuya and left-handed batsman Hitesh Modi, but the side was boosted with the return of Ravindu Shah after a two-year lay-off.

The resourceful opening batsman Shah last played for Kenya in November 2004.

Cricket Kenya chief selector David Waters said the player had full recovered from a serious injury and had impressed the selectors since he returned to training last month.

"He has played two warm up games with the team and looked absolutely magnificient," said Waters. "We have no doubts about his ability otherwise we would not have selected him."

Waters said Obuya, who is currently playing club cricket in Australia and Modi would still be considered in the squad for the World Cup in the West Indies if they availed themselves for selection.

Kenya host Canada and Scotland in a triangular series in Mombasa between January 17-21 before the three teams fly to Nairobi for the World Cricket League which gets underway in Nairobi on January 27.


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