Afro-Asia Cup: Tikolo named vice-capt in African squad

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:Kenyan captain Steve Tikolo will be South Africa's Graeme Smith deputy in the African team for the second Afro-Asian Cup in India in June, local officials said on Tuesday.

Tikolo is one of four Kenyans in the squad that also feature players from World Cup semi-finalists, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

The Afro-Asia tournament, which has been accorded official ODI status by the International Cricket Council will be played in Bangalore and Chennai between June 6-10.

The winner will earn US$25,000 with each participating player being paid US$5,000 each.

The Asian team, winners of the inaugural tournament in South Africa in 2005 will comprise players from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Africa squad:

Graeme Smith (RSA/capt), Steve Tikolo (Ken/v-capt), Johan Botha (RSA), Mark Boucher (RSA/wk), Elton Chigumbura (Zim), AB de Villiers (RSA), Herchelle Gibbs (RSA), Andrew Hall (RSA), Jacques Kallis (RSA), Makhaya Ntini (RSA), Thomas Odoyo (Ken), Peter Ongondo (Ken), Shaun Pollock (RSA), Vusi Sibanda (Zim) and Hiren Varaiya (Ken).


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