- The team was set to returned home Tuesday evening from South Africa.
After a false start in their ICC World Cricket League Championship matches against the Netherlands at Buffalo Park, East London in South Africa, Kenya clawed their way back with a crucial win over the Dutch at the weekend.
Kenya shared points with the Dutch, two apiece, but it is the tourists who left with a bigger chance of making the final phase of the qualifiers set for next year.
Even though the two points enabled Kenya to move from fifth to fourth positions on the table with 12 points, that does not guarantee Thomas Odoyo’s charges a place in next year’s 2019 World Cup qualifier.
Kenya is just a single point ahead of Hong Kong while the Dutch lead the table with 18 points, edging them closer to a spot in the qualifiers.
The Netherlands, Papua New Guinea (16), Scotland (15) Kenya, Hong Kong, Nepal (8), Namibia (6), UAE (6) are fighting for the four slots reserved for the group in the qualifiers.
Kenya’s performance against the Dutch showed much improvement even though the opening pair of Irfan Karim and Alex Obanda failed to put on a meaningful partnership.