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BDCL
July 10, 2006, 01:31 PM
The schedule for Bangladesh's tour to Africa has been altered because Kenya are struggling to find sponsors for their three-match one-day series.
The Bangladesh side will travel to Nairobi as scheduled on 15 July.
But after acclimatising, they will then move on to Zimbabwe for a five-match series, which begins two weeks later.
The matches in Kenya will now take place in mid-August, providing the hosts can raise the £95,000 needed to stage the games.
Half of the money is due to come from the sale of TV rights, with the remainder from sponsorship or the funds of Cricket Kenya.
"We don't have the money, but we are still talking to a few sponsors," said Kenya skipper Steve Tikolo.
"Hopefully we will reach a deal within the next two weeks."

Tigers_eye
July 10, 2006, 01:59 PM
Source please.

Why is steve tikolo communicating about the sponsers? Where are their cricket board officials?

AsifTheManRahman
July 10, 2006, 02:07 PM
ish...cricketer ki baje haal kenyay...captain kheladhula chaira sponsor khujtese...

btw, TV rights? looks like we're gonna have live telecast for the series...nice

cracky
July 10, 2006, 04:01 PM
LOL, BDCL, the person that said this was an official Tom Tikolo, NOT the player Steve Tikolo. Get your source right. Here is the details prothom alo:
http://www.prothom-alo.net/v1/newhtmlnews1/category.php?CategoryID=9&Date=2006-07-11

The schedule for Bangladesh's tour to Africa has been altered because Kenya are struggling to find sponsors for their three-match one-day series.
The Bangladesh side will travel to Nairobi as scheduled on 15 July.
But after acclimatising, they will then move on to Zimbabwe for a five-match series, which begins two weeks later.
The matches in Kenya will now take place in mid-August, providing the hosts can raise the £95,000 needed to stage the games.
Half of the money is due to come from the sale of TV rights, with the remainder from sponsorship or the funds of Cricket Kenya.
"We don't have the money, but we are still talking to a few sponsors," said Kenya skipper Steve Tikolo.
"Hopefully we will reach a deal within the next two weeks."

kalpurush
July 10, 2006, 04:44 PM
Good news! Now we would be able to watch the series live!!

BDCL
July 10, 2006, 09:42 PM
The source is BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/bangladesh/5166164.stm

Cricinfo
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/kenyavbdesh/content/current/story/253040.html

battye
July 10, 2006, 11:05 PM
Now Tikolo will have some extra time to join his team and train :)

Rabz
July 11, 2006, 01:16 AM
how weird !! an international series has to be rescheduled because the host country doesnt get any sponsor...

reflects the status of cricket in Kenya and also our status in world cricket..
after all, who would open their cheque book for a series btw BD-Kenya in Kenya..??

may be some BD multi-national firms should come in rescue, like UniLever, standard chartered bank or even our very own Grameen Bank...

we need some cricket very badly...

nannu
July 11, 2006, 02:54 AM
how weird !! an international series has to be rescheduled because the host country doesnt get any sponsor...

reflects the status of cricket in Kenya and also our status in world cricket..
after all, who would open their cheque book for a series btw BD-Kenya in Kenya..??

may be some BD multi-national firms should come in rescue, like UniLever, standard chartered bank or even our very own Grameen Bank...

we need some cricket very badly...

absolutely right there r enough viewers for bd sponsors like gp to take the step.

IanW
July 11, 2006, 03:29 AM
Look, if anyone can run a line thru to the BCB and then to the Kenyans, get them to talk to oil companies about sponsorship.

Specifically, talk to the Australian company Origin Energy, which farmed into some Kenyan acreage in conjunction with Pancontinental (which, despite it's title, is a really small company). Run the usual line - good local publicity, social acceptance, good media, free tickets and a hospitality tent for the board etc etc

Ian Whitchurch

nyferari
July 11, 2006, 03:37 AM
Broke Kenya postpone series
AFP
July 10, 2006
The three-match one-day international series between Kenya and Bangladesh, originally set for Nairobi later this month, has been postponed by a further three weeks due to lack of sponsors, according to Kenya's cricket officials.

Cricket Kenya (CK) chief executive Tom Tikolo said they required about 13 million shillings (US$176,000) to host the Bangladeshi side, with half of the amount raised through television rights and the rest through sponsorship or Cricket Kenya.

"We don't have the money. But we are talking to a few sponsors," said Tikolo. "We are still discussing with them and hopeful we will reach a deal within the next two weeks." The series was initially scheduled for July 19, 21 and 23.

Tikolo said CK had reached an agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to play the series in mid-August after Bangladesh complete their tour of Zimbabwe.

However he added Bangladesh would arrive in Kenya as scheduled on July 15 to hold their training and acclimatise for the five-match series against Zimbabwe which starts in Harare on July 29.
Kenya have named a 27-man squad which has been attending a training camp under coach Roger Harper for the series and the upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup against Canada. Top batsman and skipper Steve Tikolo is yet to join the camp, however.
© AFP

nyferari
July 11, 2006, 03:37 AM
:flag: Broke Kenya postpone series:flag:
AFP
July 10, 2006
The three-match one-day international series between Kenya and Bangladesh, originally set for Nairobi later this month, has been postponed by a further three weeks due to lack of sponsors, according to Kenya's cricket officials.

Cricket Kenya (CK) chief executive Tom Tikolo said they required about 13 million shillings (US$176,000) to host the Bangladeshi side, with half of the amount raised through television rights and the rest through sponsorship or Cricket Kenya.

"We don't have the money. But we are talking to a few sponsors," said Tikolo. "We are still discussing with them and hopeful we will reach a deal within the next two weeks." The series was initially scheduled for July 19, 21 and 23.

Tikolo said CK had reached an agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to play the series in mid-August after Bangladesh complete their tour of Zimbabwe.

However he added Bangladesh would arrive in Kenya as scheduled on July 15 to hold their training and acclimatise for the five-match series against Zimbabwe which starts in Harare on July 29.
Kenya have named a 27-man squad which has been attending a training camp under coach Roger Harper for the series and the upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup against Canada. Top batsman and skipper Steve Tikolo is yet to join the camp, however.
© AFP

layperson
July 11, 2006, 07:35 AM
Extremely disappointed !!! I was waiting for this tour and now it has been postponed. I want some cricket for the Bangladesh team badly. Now the zimbo tour is the only one to look forward to. Hope that doesnt get scrapped. What the hell is BCB doing!!! They should try to organize some cricket outside th FTP with other test playing countries who are sitting idle at the moment. Ajob administration !!!

battye
July 11, 2006, 07:51 AM
I don't think the Zimbabwe series will be cancelled, but who knows after this news.

al Furqaan
July 11, 2006, 10:00 AM
BBC sport says the matches will take place in august 12,12, and 14

Hatebreed
July 11, 2006, 10:33 AM
This is sad, Kenya is struggling to get sponsors?! I hope they can raise the money, at least we'll be able to watch the series..

AsifTheManRahman
July 11, 2006, 10:47 AM
good for us in a way. our boys will be able to concentrate a lot more on the zim series and will not have to play a whole bunch of games in the space of a few days.

Tigers_eye
July 11, 2006, 10:50 AM
Thank you Cracky and BDCL.
My mistake of taking for granted for Tikolo as steve instead of Tom. We do need some cricket ASAP.

battye
July 12, 2006, 09:57 AM
I'm thinking, with all this extra time, maybe Bangladesh could arrange for some 4 day matches against Kenya? If I'm correct, Bangladesh have no other commitments for quite a while, and it would be good if the national team had some practice in the longer version of the game? It would also be good for Kenya..

duronto_balok
July 12, 2006, 11:37 AM
I m totally disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. huh!! after football wc i wanted to watch some cricket actions of bangladesh.. poor me!

Sam
July 12, 2006, 02:17 PM
The Bangladesh cricket team are likely to leave Dhaka on July 23 to play a five-match one-day international series against Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to go five days ahead of the first ODI which is scheduled for July 29 as Kenya Cricket has requested them to put back this month's proposed three-match series.

"We are trying to arrange a warm-up match before the series in Zimbabwe. That is why the Cricket Committee has decided to send the team on July 23. Cricket Kenya rescheduled the matches on August 10, 12, 14 but we are yet to finalise the dates as both president and general secretary are abroad," said BCB joint-secretary Rafiqul Islam Babu yesterday.

The Tigers were due to leave for Nairobi on July 16 with matches scheduled on July 19, 22 and 23 but the series became uncertain as Cricket Kenya reportedly failed to arrange adequate sponsorship for the series.

Habibul Bashar's men have been practising for the Africa trip under the supervision of Dav Whatmore since June 1.
The Tigers have already played and won two practice games against the Academy team and they are due to play another practice match against the same opponents on July 19.
-DS Report (http://thedailystar.net/2006/07/12/d60712040732.htm)

TheWatcher
July 14, 2006, 12:52 AM
Our dear friend Chemosit from www.kenyacricket.blogspot.com (http://www.kenyacricket.blogspot.com) tells us that Kenya actually have no problem finding a tittle sponsor for the series. But they want to maximize profit from this series, for that they need TV coverage. They delayed the series so that they have more time to find a TV sponsor.

Also, delaying the series enables Steve Tikolo to fulfill his commitment with his English club side.

Anyway, I see no harm is done to Bangladesh for delaying the series.

Promiti
July 14, 2006, 06:17 AM
omg what kind of stupid people wont sponscer cricket?!!!!! that is soo pathetic i think its about time the sponsers in kenya get their priorities straight and give some excitement back to the people!!!! come get going and start sponcering!!!:)

Omio
July 14, 2006, 06:28 AM
its really sad to us, hope they will manage sponsor anyway.

istiak
July 14, 2006, 08:12 AM
May be we nee some Bangladeshi sponsor there

karimjay.
July 14, 2006, 09:07 AM
This is so unbelievable. A sponsor from BD MUST step forward. I think it will make their business well publicised for cricket lovers who are wanting the ODIs against Kenya.

Sam
July 17, 2006, 08:03 AM
Ultimately Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has agreed to play the three-match one-day series against Kenya on a fresh schedule in August.

As per the new programme, the Tigers will take on the ICC associate members on August 12, 13 and 15 in Nairobi after their Zimbabwe tour.
Source (http://thedailystar.net/2006/07/17/d60717040432.htm)

Rabz
July 18, 2006, 02:30 AM
jotoi lafalafi koro, kono luv nai
play today or tomorrow, kenya will loose anyway..
so why this drama ??