- The Cricket Kenya (CK) had planned to launch a new contract-based system for all the players. This a solution for having a widespread and long term effect on cricket gaming in Kenya.
“We will introduce contract system to all the elite and national team players in a bid to bridge the gap between the elite and the emerging players in the country,” CK’s Players Affairs manager Kalpesh Solanki said.
“We are in the process of preparing a system that will incorporate all the players that are capable of putting on the national colors. We have already identified a number of them and as soon as everything is ready, we will roll out the plan,” he added.
Solanki also confirmed that they have been pushed to come up with a strategy of bringing to an end the struggles recently witnessed between the players and the board.
Before the outbreak of the Covid19 which has led to the postponement of many leagues in the world as well as other sports, Kenya was in preparation to host the inaugural of Africa T20 Cup.
The CK’s Player’s Affair manager also said that they were focused on making both the experienced and upcoming young talents to showcase their talents and at least have something to work with.
“We want to have something for all the selected players. We don’t want a situation where some players feel they are the best and the other lot feels inferior.” Many young cricketers were on the verge of giving up on the sport because they felt they can’t make a career if they are not selected for any tour. If they get a fixed contract, then we stand to save many careers,” he said.
“Given the 60 plus cricketers involved in the CK emerging squads’ competition in February, this will be among the biggest operations undertaken by the association,” he added.