Chairlady’s visit to Kakamega

posted on Feb 02, 2013

Cricket Kenya chairperson Jackie Janmohamed, who said the future of the sport lies in schools and has encouraged the Government to incorporate the sport in schools championships.

Speaking in Kakamega during the finals of the Simba Cup cricket tournament held at Lions Primary School, Janmohamed said that the federation has embarked on the popularising the sport in the country.

During the event, Kakamega Cricket Club under 19 boys won by five wickets to overpower Yako Mitra XI with Kakamega’s Prajapati Akash, Arjum Patel and skipper Palek Patel emerging the stars of the final.

Commissioner of Sports Gordon Oluoch, who was also present, said that the ministry is lobbying to include cricket in school games to encourage wider participation of the game.

Oluoch reiterated the ministry’s commitment to make the sport a firm favourite with Kenyans.

“We want to demystify the game, and the first step will be to take cricket to schools, it is something that can be done. We want to see Cricket become a popular sport in the country,” observed Oluoch.

KCC secretary General Kishan Bhatt expressed optimism that with time, they will start more clubs at major schools in Kakamega and its environs.

“Already Kakamega High School and a host of other schools that have shown interest and we are working closely to help the sport grow,” said Bhatt.