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Miraz
April 25, 2007, 03:59 PM
Kenya's cricket captain Steve Tikolo has been named the vice captain of the African team for the second Afro-Asian cricket tournament to be held in India.
Tikolo is one of the four Kenyans in the team that will be captained by South African Graeme Smith.
The other Kenyans in the team are Thomas Odoyo, Peter Ongondo and Hiren Varaiya.
Other players will be drawn from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The Afro-Asian tournament which has been accorded official one day international ODI status by the international cricket council will be played in Bangalore and Chennai from the 6<sup>th</sup> to the 10<sup>th</sup> of June.

Link (http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=42269)

This is indeed a recognition of Tikolo's talent and ability.

He was in splendid form in the world cup.

Tigers_eye
April 25, 2007, 04:03 PM
Do we know any of our players got selected or not for those matches? Last time they only took BD players to fill out extra slots. I hope no BD players are selected. Waste of time.

By the way, anyone know the currency rate of Kenya Shillings?

The winning team will pocket 1.75 million Kenya shillings with each participating player being paid 350,000 shillings each.

Hatebreed
April 25, 2007, 06:09 PM
If the converters I used work, then these should be the amount in US dollars-

1.75 million KES = $25618.83

350,000 KES = $5123.77

TheWatcher
April 25, 2007, 06:38 PM
Ashraful Haque (ACC chairman) said the Asian team will be announced on the 11th may, during ACC conference in Dhaka.

tonoy
April 25, 2007, 06:48 PM
I just hope 3 players atleast will make it in.

vv_sunil
April 27, 2007, 06:50 AM
it is in June and matches to be played in south india. no meaning of it,,, all the matches will be washed out as usually mansoon starts in south india by 1st of june

gatekeeper
April 27, 2007, 09:42 AM
Making Tikolo the Vice Captain is a proper and BOLD descision. Not many would pick a Vice Captain from an associate country. Good job selectors.

Tigers_eye
April 27, 2007, 10:09 AM
Making Tikolo the Vice Captain is a proper and BOLD descision. Not many would pick a Vice Captain from an associate country. Good job selectors.
It's not that. Four teams play. SA, Zim, Ken and Namibia. Namibia is a duut bhat. Captain and vice captain should come from two different countries. Usually captains of the teams are considered. Graham Smith is the captain, P Utesa and Tikolo were running for vice captain. It was a no brainer decision.

Rabz
April 27, 2007, 10:33 AM
Hope our boys just does not make up the numbers like last time.
AND Ash doesnt score a golden duck .

battye
April 27, 2007, 11:26 AM
It's not that. Four teams play. SA, Zim, Ken and Namibia. Namibia is a duut bhat. Captain and vice captain should come from two different countries. Usually captains of the teams are considered. Graham Smith is the captain, P Utesa and Tikolo were running for vice captain. It was a no brainer decision.

Utseya wasn't even selected...
Bit harsh, he's better than Johan Botha.

Botha:

<table class="engineTable"><caption>Bowling averages</caption> <thead> <tr class="head"> <th>
</th> <th>Mat</th> <th>Balls</th> <th>Runs</th> <th>Wkts</th> <th>BBI</th> <th>BBM</th> <th>Ave</th> <th>Econ</th> <th>SR</th> <th>4</th> <th>5</th> <th>10</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody><tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Tests</td> <td>1</td> <td>117</td> <td>103</td> <td>2</td> <td>1/26</td> <td>2/103</td> <td>51.50</td> <td>5.28</td> <td>58.50</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">ODIs</td> <td>11</td> <td>438</td> <td>361</td> <td>7</td> <td>2/49</td> <td>2/49</td> <td>51.57</td> <td>4.94</td> <td>62.57</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td></tr></tbody></table>
Utseya:
<table class="engineTable"><caption>Bowling averages</caption> <thead> <tr class="head"> <th>
</th> <th>Mat</th> <th>Balls</th> <th>Runs</th> <th>Wkts</th> <th>BBI</th> <th>BBM</th> <th>Ave</th> <th>Econ</th> <th>SR</th> <th>4</th> <th>5</th> <th>10</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody><tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Tests</td> <td>1</td> <td>72</td> <td>55</td> <td>0</td> <td>-</td> <td>-</td> <td>-</td> <td>4.58</td> <td>-</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">ODIs</td> <td>62</td> <td>3187</td> <td>2110</td> <td>37</td> <td>3/35</td> <td>3/35</td> <td>57.02</td> <td>3.97</td> <td>86.13</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td></tr></tbody></table>
Both the averages and strike rates are poor, but check out Utseya's economy... less than 4. Botha is edging on 5.

So neither are really wicket takers, yet they still go for the less experienced and more expensive Botha. Odd.

bd_fan_from_india
April 27, 2007, 11:27 AM
a suggestion for the future afro-asia cups. y not include the best player from namibia/uganda in the africa xi and the best player from nepal in the asia xi. imagine what can it do to the game in nepal to c their players playing for the same team as tendulkar, muralitharan, akhtar or for ppl in namibia/uganda to c their players playing in the same team as kallis, gibbs, pollock even if they just happen to play 1 odi and carry the drinks in other 2

gatekeeper
April 27, 2007, 04:46 PM
It's not that. Four teams play. SA, Zim, Ken and Namibia. Namibia is a duut bhat. Captain and vice captain should come from two different countries. Usually captains of the teams are considered. Graham Smith is the captain, P Utesa and Tikolo were running for vice captain. It was a no brainer decision.

Good point, thanks for pointing it out. Didn't see it that way.