Kenya has begun searching for a new national cricket coach to replace Roger Harper who is stepping down at the end of September after one and half years.
The former West Indies spinner has made his intentions known that he wants to return home in the Caribbean to be close to his wife and two school-going teenage sons.
Cricket Kenya chairman Samir Inamdar said Harper, who took charge in January 2006, would not be renewing his contract having handed in a resignation letter on August 22 and will leave the team after the World Twenty-20 championships in South Africa.
"Roger has been a truly marvellous ambassador for the game of cricket," said Inamdar in a statement.
"His steady influence at the time when our cricket was in pieces has been a tremendous feature of his stay here. It has, I believe, succeeded in bringing our national team together into a cohesive and disciplined unit."
Inamdar said former allrounder Alfred "Boi" Njuguna, who is now deputy to Harper in South Africa would act as caretaker coach until a new man is found.
"We are seeking a national coach to drive forward the team's preparation for the 2009 Cricket World cup qualifier and the 2011 ICC World Cup.
"He has to be a high-profile person. Someone with a proven record of coaching success and sound experience of coaching players at the professional level," Inamdar said.