ICC Global Cricket Academy to tour Kenya

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Jun 20, 2013

The International Crciket Council, ICC Global Cricket Academy will be touring the country from 29th June 2013.

The side will send two sides, the U19 and U15 and will play hosts Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in the 50 overs and Twenty20 matches format in Nairobi.

The GCA is managed by the ICC and provides a state-of-the-art, purpose built facility which will allows players, coaches, umpires, curators and administrators to live and breathe cricket in an environment totally focused on progress and achievement. It has players from the age of 6 to the national team levels.

Nairobi Club, Sir Ali Muslim Club and Nairobi Jaffery will be host venues for the competing teams. CK's Chairlady Jackie Janmohammed said the matches presented a great opportunity to prepare our junior sides for the upcoming international events and the upcoming East Africa Premier League.

"We are excited about this tournament, which allows us to continue to bring international cricket in the country. "

Our Under-19 team will be keen to make up for their loss against in the U19 World Cup Qualifiers in Uganda last month. We look forward to testing ourselves against GCA and our neighbors Tanzania and Uganda who are always competitive at this level, and using the series as a yardstick ahead of the next qualifiers.

The Cricket boss said she was delighted that the three teams had accepted the invite and was hopeful that the tournament will cement relationships between the three organizations.

The GCA offers a variety of courses under a series of systematic and carefully planned training programmes with skill improvement and professional excellence as integral components.

National, county and state level teams as well as development squads benefit from the programmes at this Academy.