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Baptiste leaves position as Kenya Coach

Mon, Apr 18, 2011 9:47 PM


National coach Eldine Baptiste has left his role with Cricket Kenya by mutual consent.

Following discussions between the former West Indian all-rounder and CK officials and Board members in the wake of Kenya's unacceptable showing at the Cricket World Cup 2011, the parties have agreed that Baptiste will leave his position with immediate effect.

Baptiste took over as National coach in 2009 after successful periods coaching in South Africa and the West Indies. During his tenure results and performances have been disappointing culminating the winless World Cup campaign.

Chief Executive Tom Sears said: "As part of the comprehensive review we are conducting obviously the coach's performance and position have come under scrutiny. Both Cricket Kenya and Eldine Baptiste have decided that there is a need for change.

"I would like to commend Eldine for his professionalism and honesty during the review process. We will now conduct an extensive recruitment process to find a new National coach and will be inviting applications from both within Kenya and overseas, it is vital we find the right person to take us forward and this is a crucial appointment.

"The review process is continuing with every area of our operations being assessed and there will be further changes and those changes will be far reaching and at every level of the game. We expect to make public the full findings of the review in mid-May once we have consulted with the ICC.

"We have to use this opportunity to change for the better and fulfil the undoubted potential of cricket in Kenya."

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