Nairobi, April 16 (CNMSports) - Retired Kenyan international cricketers have pledged to spearhead the restoration of the game in the East African nation.
The players, who turned out for the country between the 1960s and 1990s, on Sunday re-united at the Nairobi Gymkhana, where most of them played international matches, and outlined that the onus of restoring the game to its former glory rested with them, reports Xinhua news agency.
"In 1992, Kenya was ranked 24th in the world. After 1996, the country was acknowledged as the greatest emerging cricket country in the world especially after we beat the mighty West Indies at the Cricket World Cup the same year," Jimmy Rayani who rose to head the game in 1994 told Xinhua news agency.
It was during Rayani's tenure of office as chairman of the Kenya Cricket Association that the national team reached the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup, which India won by 91 runs.