Kenyan players fallout with coach Baptiste

Kenyan players during practice

Kenyan fall-out with coach Baptiste after poor World Cup performance

By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: Feb 27, 2011

Simmering differences have emmerged between Kenyan coach Eldine Baptiste and some of the senior players at the World Cup, Kenyan cricket official suggested on Saturday. “The coach has his own way of doing things which did not go down well with some senior players,” Cricket Kenya chairman Samir Inamdar said in a telephone interview from Mombasa.

“But ultimately, the coach has a duty to do and the players as well have a duty. I hope they will overcome those differences and play well. The Board and I are disappointed by the performance so far,” said Inamdar.

“I don’t mind losing to teams like New Zealand and Pakistan because they are obviously better than us but we should be competitive. We need to be seen to be fighting and scoring runs.”

He continued: “We can do better. I have had a long chat with the team management. The chief executive (Tom Sears) returned home yesterday and we had a long chat as well and I expect them to lift themselves up in the remaining matches. Obviously, they did not get the basics right. The batting and bowling was not good at all,” he said.

Kenya gave away 37 runs in wides, the joint highest in any one day international. In all, they conceded 46 extras in losing to Pakistan.

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Dhaka: Feb 27, 2011

Simmering differences have emerged between Kenyan coach Eldine Baptiste and some of the senior players at the World Cup, Kenyan cricket official suggested on Saturday. “The coach has his own way of doing things which did not go down well with some senior players,” Cricket Kenya chairman Samir Inamdar said in a telephone interview from Mombasa.

“But ultimately, the coach has a duty to do and the players as well have a duty. I hope they will overcome those differences and play well. The Board and I are disappointed by the performance so far,” said Inamdar.

“I don’t mind losing to teams like New Zealand and Pakistan because they are obviously better than us but we should be competitive. We need to be seen to be fighting and scoring runs.”

He continued: “We can do better. I have had a long chat with the team management. The chief executive (Tom Sears) returned home yesterday and we had a long chat as well and I expect them to lift themselves up in the remaining matches. Obviously, they did not get the basics right. The batting and bowling was not good at all,” he said.

Kenya gave away 37 runs in wides, the joint highest in any one day international. In all, they conceded 46 extras in losing to Pakistan.

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