Collins Obuya resigned after Kenya failed to qualify for the ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images
Collins Obuya resigned after Kenya failed to qualify for the ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images

Nairobi: Dec 12, 2013

 

Kenya captain Collins Obuya resigned on Wednesday citing the country’s failure to qualify for the ICC World T20 2014 scheduled for March/April 2014 in Bangladesh, Xinhua reported.

 

Cricket Kenya board has chosen Rakep Patel to replace the embattled Obuya, who was recently caught in an altercation with fellow teammate.

 

Cricket Kenya CEO Kobus Olivier confirmed Obuya’s resignation, disclosing that the national coach, Zimbabwean Robin Brown has also quit the technical bench due to personal reasons.

 

“It is true the two have quit their positions in the bench and former World Cup veteran Steve Tikolo has been named as interim coach,” Olivier told Xinhua by telephone in Nairobi.

 

Kenya failed in its quest to qualify for the event during the qualifiers held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month.