The wait for the anticipated finals of the East Africa Premier League(EAPL) and East Africa Cup which were slated to take place in Nairobi this weekend continues as they have been postponed yet again.
Rwenzori Warriors and Nile Knights, both from Uganda were supposed to contest the EAPL final on Saturday 3rd December with the latter clashing with Kenya’s Kongonis in the East Africa Cup on Sunday.
In a statement released to the Media this week, cricket Kenya inspected the Nairobi Gymkana grounds where the finals were supposed to be played and found it waterlogged hence not worthy to host the two matches.
The finals which were supposed to be played on the last weekend of october were brought to a halt as rain rendered the Gymkana ground unplayable thus being pushed to the first weekend of December. Persistent rainy conditions have however forced cricket Kenya to push the matches forward. Alternative pitches in the two countries were looked at without any success.
‘Obviously we are extremely disappointed that we are going to have a further delay but there was no chance the finals could have been played next weekend. We have had around six weeks of exceptionally wet weather and that has taken its toll.
‘We have consulted with key stakeholders and agreed to look at re‐scheduling the finals early in theNew Year. As we said previously it is very important we do play the finals and bring to a conclusion what has been a very successful inaugural year of the East African Cricket Competitions’ said Cricket Kenya Chief Executive, Tom Sears.