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ICC suspends investigation on Kenyan player

SPORTS By FeverPitch Reporter | May 18th 2012

By FeverPitch Reporter

Outgoing Cricket Kenya Chairman Samir Inamdar says the world cricket ruling body has abandoned investigations into a former Kenyan player due to lack of evidence.

Speaking to FeverPitch from London on Thursday, Inamdar said he was aware of the ICC inquiry, “but I understand it has been abandoned due to lack of evidence. There isn’t much I can add.”

Commenting on our story in Thursday’s edition where we reported an imminent vacuum in CK Board after the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Tom Sears, and his announcement last January that he won’t defend his seat at the next elections, Inamdar said:

“I do not think there is a vacuum that cannot be filled by a new Board. In many respects, the Board has a clean slate to commence its work. The CK office is fully manned and Sears is around until end of June to complete his handover to the new Board. Day to day work will therefore not be affected.

He said Mike Hesson’s position will not be readvertised after the national coach announced his resignation due to security concerns. “Kenya has no imminent fixtures and there is no prejudice there either,” said Inamdar.

Sears said last week that a former national team player is being investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for interfering in matches not involving Kenya.

Meanwhile, the ICC has confirmed that next month’s matches between Kenya and Namibia in Nairobi have been postponed until September  due to security concerns in the country.

 Nairobi Gymkhana was to host the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match between the two sides from June 6, followed by two 50-over ICC World Cricket League Championship matches on June 11 and 13.

The ICC considered holding the match at an alternate venue but decided against it due to logistical difficulties. The final dates and venue are yet to be announced.

There have been no international matches in Kenya since Ireland’s tour in February.


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