Diren Gondaria, Kenya batsman Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Diren Gondaria Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

After a disappointing trip to Uganda in which they were whitewashed in the five-game series, Kenya will take on Singapore, Malaysia and Oman in Nairobi next week.

The three countries – Singapore, Malaysia and Oman will be using the matches to prepare for the upcoming ICC World Cricket League Division Three in Uganda slated for May 23-31.

For Kenya, the absence of senior players will pave way for upcoming ones who stand a chance to earn places in the national team according to Coach Thomas Odoyo.

“I always look out to improving the team whenever we play and these matches will not be different. The absence of key players is a perfect opportunity for others to showcase what they have and we will be looking for the best performers to join the senior team,” Odoyo said as quoted by The Standard.

Oman is expected in the country on Thursday and Malaysia on Friday while Singapore are expected on Tuesday next week.

Singapore and Malaysia who participated in the last Division Three tournament in 2014 and Oman will be joined by hosts Uganda, USA, and Canada with the top two teams advancing to Division Two.

Meanwhile, Oman have been impressive throughout the qualification process since they began in Division 5 moving up the ladder and remain on course to qualifying for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

They have also done well in the ICC World T20 qualification process and remain on course to qualify for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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