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Cricket Normalisation Committee calls for proposals and solutions

CRICKET By Odero Charles | April 19th 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta chat with Tourism CS Najib Balala (Centre) and his Sports counterpart Amina Mohamed (Left) after the conclusion of the Magical Kenya Open 2021 Tournament at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi on March 21, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

The Cricket Kenya Normalization Committee has called for memoranda from the sport’s stakeholders on specific and proposed interventions as it seeks to return normalcy in the local game.

Speaking to the media for the first time since the Committee’s inauguration on March 16, the chairperson Lady Justice (Rtd.) Joyce Aluoch said the process has started in earnest.

The committee has already started the process of engaging Cricket Kenya’s key stakeholders, after a review of existing documents, mapped stakeholders, met staff, identified upcoming events for our national teams, established a Secretariat and facilitated vaccination of the national team players.

The result of the normalization process is aimed at finalisation of the Cricket Kenya Constitution and resumption of Cricket Kenya activities in the country.

“Since the inauguration, the Committee has reviewed existing documents, mapped stakeholders, met the Cricket Kenya members of staff, identified upcoming events for our national teams, established a Secretariat and facilitated vaccination of the national team players,” Justice (Rtd.) Aluoch said.

Hon. Lady Justice (Rtd.) Joyce Aluoch [PHOTO COURTESY]

The Normalisation Committee has also invited all stakeholders and interested members of the public to submit their views to address the challenges affecting the Cricket sector.

 “The Committee has now begun the process of engaging Cricket Kenya’s key stakeholders. We are calling upon stakeholders to submit their memoranda," she added.

 “All written memoranda and substantive comments with specific challenges and proposed interventions shall be submitted in hard or softcopy to the Secretariat, Cricket Normalization Committee by email to; [email protected] or sent through P.O BOX 49849-00100 NAIROBI addressed to The Cabinet Secretary, Attn: The Chairperson, Cricket Normalization Committee” to be received not later than fourteen (14) days from the date of publication of this notice i.e. on or before the 11th day of MAY, 2021 at 5 pm.”

The committee’s mandate was released on Tuesday to facilitate a process that would see the return of normalcy in the Sport of Cricket in Kenya.

This followed the appointment of a Cricket Normalisation Committee on March 16, 2021 by Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage Dr Amina Mohamed.

The committee’s mandates include the following;

  • Coordinate the finalization of the Draft Constitution and ensure its validation in line with the requirements of the Sports Act 2013 and the ICC Statutes.
  • Ensure the smooth running of Cricket Kenya’s operations including team preparations for local and international events.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the compliance of Cricket Kenya to the ICC requirements,
  • Facilitate the elections of new officials as per the validated Constitution.
  • Hand over Cricket Kenya to newly elected officials after a successful election.
  • Recommend to the CS solutions to the problems facing Cricket Kenya.
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