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Rain scuppers Kenya finals again

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 5:14 PM

Cricket Kenya has been forced to further postpone the finals of the East Africa Premier League and East African Cup due to the prolonged rains in Nairobi.

Rwenzori Warriors were due to take on the Nile Knights in the final of the EAPL on Saturday 3rd December while the Knights are also scheduled to tackle Kongonis in the EAC Final a day later. Both games were scheduled to take place at Nairobi Gymkhana Club. Torrential rain in Nairobi led to the initial postponement of both matches in October and now an extended period of exceptionally wet weather has resulted in a further delay to the finals.

Cricket Kenya carried out a ground inspection last weekend and found the Nairobi Gymkhana ground completely waterlogged. Alternative venues were discussed but with more wet weather expected this week, the decision to postpone once more has been taken.

Cricket Kenya Chief Executive Tom Sears said: 'Obviously we are extremely disappointed that we are going to have a further delay but there was no chance the finals could have been played next weekend. We have had around six weeks of exceptionally wet weather and that has taken its toll.

'We have consulted with key stakeholders and agreed to look at re-scheduling the finals early in the New Year. As we said previously it is very important we do play the finals and bring to a conclusion what has been a very successful inaugural year of the East African Cricket Competitions.'

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