Embattled Odumbe appointed Kenya batting coach

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Former Kenya Cricket team's captain Maurice Odumbe. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Cricket Kenya has confirmed the appointment of former skipper Maurice Odumbe as the batting coach for the national team.

Odumbe, who captained the team from 1996 to 2001, joins head coach Thomas Odoyo and his deputy Lameck Onyango whom they played together with in the newly looked technical bench.

His appointment however has raised eyebrows following his suspension from cricket in 2004 due to corruption allegations.

Nevertheless, Cricket Kenya chairman Jackie Janmohamed has told international media AFP, the appointment is of important to the team as it prepares for ICC World Cup league qualifier against Nepal.

Kenya is currently fifth in the ICC World Cricket League, thus will need to win at least two of its three remaining matches to improve its chances of progressing to the next round of qualifiers for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.

Additional information by AFP

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