Boy ,did our boys have a bad run over the weekend. With the ICC Trophy just a throw away (had they qualified for the Final, they would be playing with Namibia), we seemed to have other priorities. For sometime now, the Kenyan game seems to have lost its flow and we are slowly headed back down the list of Non-Test status, given that 5 years ago, we had a strong case for playing regular games with Test playing nations.
Maybe the governing body for cricket had a point there.
With the local leagues playing non-competitive games and the in-fighting of Kenyan cricket officials, our boys have become the whipping boys losing to the Pakistan Academy not so long ago.
Why do we allow our sportsmen to bloom only to push them down the drain as fast as we let them rise ? The other day I met Maurice Odumbe and almost stopped in my tracks because the man has become a pale shadow of what he was. The suspension seems to have drained the best from him. Much can be said too of other local players who have resorted to reminiscing days gone by not too long ago.
We also seem to have run out of new ideas to get the best of players. Disappointment is lurking out heavily around the corner and with qualifiers for the World Cup not too far away, we better get our act together or we are reduced to 'have beens' !
This article here should explain some of the cause and ways out for Kenyan cricket...read on !