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Kenya forced to play away


Kenya’s Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia has been switched from Nairobi to Sharjah as a result of the ongoing violence in Kenya which has claimed more than 600 lives.

Kenya were due to travel to there later this week to play UAE, but that match has now been postponed until after the rearranged four-day game with Namibia which will now start on January 29. Kenya will then play UAE starting on February 4.

Kenya has been rocked by civil unrest since the highly disputed election victory by President Kibaki in elections on December 27. More than 250,000 people have fled there homes and some regions remain virtual no-go areas.

At the weekend an ICC spokesman told Cricinfo that the situation was being monitored, but it seems that a decision was taken sooner rather than later to enable both sides to plan properly.

Kenya, meanwhile, resumed training yesterday with only one unexplained absentee, Alfred Luseno. The selectors have apparently been given another option by the late return of Collins Obuya from playing club cricket in Australia. The local media reported that he had returned to press for a place in the side.

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