•The two were among cricket players and coaches who met the Cricket Kenya Normalisation Committee on Tuesday morning at the Moi Stadium, Kasarani.
•Established on March 16 this year, the Committee has thus far reviewed existing documents, mapped stakeholders, met CK officials and invited written memoranda from stakeholders on specific challenges and suggested interventions.
Cricket stakeholders want the player selection committee to the national teams to be restructured and made independent from Cricket Kenya.
The cricketers said their differences with the local governing body emanates from politicisation of the game, which has stunted its growth.
“We are happy to have met the Normalisation Committee. I think this is a good start. We have presented our views and expectations to the committee. We are ready to give them the time and space to work," former national team captain Maurice Odumbe said.
Similarly, former right-handed batsman David Obuya expressed hope that the Normalisation Committee will usher in the resumption of on-pitch cricket activities by fulfilling their duties and obligations as prescribed by Sports CS Amina Mohamed.
"We were invited to meet the Normalisation Committee, which I believe is a good thing. It is everyone’s desire that we go back to playing. This definitely is a good beginning and hopefully, we will get the way forward. We have done our part to present our views,” said Obuya, who doubled up as the national team wicketkeeper.
The two were among cricket players and coaches who met the Cricket Kenya Normalisation Committee on Tuesday morning at the Moi Stadium, Kasarani.
The Lady Justice (Rtd) Joyce Aluoch-led committee heard from those in attendance wide-ranging issues affecting the sport including lack of a home for cricket, player welfare, facilities, general development and structure of the game.
Another issue was the lack of new kits and modern training equipment for the women's national team who have been forced to share tie-pads.
"The players informed the Committee that the national women’s team is divided into two, others based in Nakuru while the rest are in Nairobi, a move they said has hampered the development of women cricket team," a statement from the committee indicated.
"The women’s team players said that they have had to travel abroad without an assistant coach and physiotherapist leaving the head coach to take up all those responsibilities."
Established on March 16 this year, the Committee has thus far reviewed existing documents, mapped stakeholders, met CK officials and invited written memoranda from stakeholders on specific challenges and suggested interventions.