The troubles of Cricket Kenya never ceases to fade away as in a new development, they now risk losing their Associate membership in 2018 ICC Annual General Meeting in Dublin, if they do not comply to ICC’s constitution membership provisions.
After Kenya’s poor showing in ICC WCL Division 2 tournament in Namibia in Feb 2018, Cricket Kenya chairperson, Jackie Janmohmmed along with Treasurer, Ravi Kaul and Development manager, Raja Sarkar resigned from their post. National captain Rakep Patel and Head coach, Thomas Odoyo, too quit from their leadership positions from the team.
An Interim executive committee has been overseeing the operations since, and ICC in their letter to acting chairperson, Harpar Singh and the committee, has questioned as to why the vacant positions haven’t been filled up yet.
ICC Africa Development Manager, Patricia Kambarami said that there has been a significant period of time which has passed since the resignations of the top officials in the board and no steps have been taken to regularise matters via holding a Special General Meeting.
ICC has given Cricket Kenya the time until the end of Jun 2018 to be compliant with the provisions or face possible suspension of their membership. If Cricket Kenya’s membership gets suspended, then they’ll get 12 months following the end of the Annual General Meeting to solve the problems.
While the National squad is preparing themselves for ICC World T20 Africa “B” qualifiers in Rwanda, this news will come as a big setback, which has been plaguing the sport in the country.