Nairobi: The Kenya Cricket Association (KCA) has extended its players’ contract by two months in view of the team’s participation in next week’s Sharjah tournament, officials said Friday.
“The contracts would have expired on March 31 and the players would have had to accept or refuse our new terms,” Sharad Ghai, chairman of KCA said, claiming that previous contracts entered into after an acrimonous period in 2001 had drained the association’s coffers.
Ghai confirmed that the UAE cricket coach Abid Ali would take temporary charge of the Kenya team in Sharjah.
The Emirates board confirmed Friday that the Sharjah Cup will go ahead next week, with Kenya and Zimbabwe taking the place of South Africa.The April 3-10 meet will pitch the African sides against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (AFP)