Patel returns as skipper for Continent Cup T20 - Africa tourney

Rakep Patel will lead the hosts as Cricket Kenya hosts the inaugural Continent T20 Cup - Africa from 9th - 21st June 2023. He replaces his Club teammate Sachin Bhudia who took charge of the team in their successful tour to Kigali for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A Qualifier in Kigali, Rwanda in November, last year. 

This will be Patel's second stint as Kenya's captain across formats since stepping down in 2018.

Kenya will be hosting the first Men's international tournament in seven years since they hosted Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uganda in a Quadrangular and Hong Kong in a bi - lateral series in 2016. The series will also see the return of the explosive opening batter, Alex Obanda after missing out on the Rwanda tour. 

Kenya will be looking to cement their status on the Continent and improve their 28th placed ranking after a lull in fixtures since the completion of the ICC World Cricket League 2 last year.

The tournament bowls off on 9th June 2023 at Nairobi Gymkhana with Kenya taking on Rwanda. All the matches will be streamed live.


Men's International Cricket returns with the Continent Cup T20 - Africa

The Nairobi Gymkhana comes alive from 9th - 20th June when Cricket Kenya hosts five Nations in the inaugural Continent Cup T20 - Africa. This comes in the wake of an 7 - year lull since the country hosted a multi-team Senior Men's tournament in the form of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Uganda in a Quadrangular tournament in 2016. Kenya have only managed to host Hong Kong in November 2016 and Nepal in September 2022.

The tournament will consist of eighteen televised matches as the hosts renew their rivalry with neighbours Uganda and Tanzania as well as Rwanda, Nigeria and Botswana at the same venue. This will be a great test ahead of a series of regional fixtures for all the teams involved.

The hosts take on Botswana in the opening fixture at 9:300am with the highly anticipated duel between Kenya and Uganda closing off the round robin stage on 17th June at 2:00pm. 




Team News: Kenya vs Seychelles

We have a new captain as we round the last bend of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Sub Regional Qualifier Africa A in Kigali, Rwanda. Vice Captain Lucas Ndandason will step up to captain the Kenyan side in their final fixture this afternoon against Seychelles at the Gahanga Stadium, with regular skipper Sachin Bhudia down with a bug. Kenya sit atop the Group A table with ten points and a superior run rate to Rwanda who are a close second adrift. Left handed opener Pushkar Sharma and seamer Emmanuel Bundi make up the rest of the XI as Collins Obuya and Nelson Odhiambo are rested.