NAIROBI : Kenya are remaining positive about hosting this month’s ICC Intercontinental Cup and one-match series against Namibia in Mombasa despite concerns over the security situation in the coastal town. Four people were killed and dozens injured after three days of rioting which erupted following the assassination of a radical Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed in the city last week.
“The International Cricket Council are concerned about the security situation in Mombasa, but we do not at this stage consider the series being moved elsewhere,” said Cricket Kenya (CK) chief Samir Inamdar, following reports that the tournament might be played in South Africa. “It is my view that the incidents that happened in the town were linked to a specific issue and the situation has now calmed. A team from Uganda played their East African league match on Saturday and Sunday, and the event passed without an issue,” he added. The September 27 to -October 4 tournament has been postponed before and moved from Nairobi to Mombasa after the Kenyan capital was hit by a series of grenade attacks earlier this year. Nairobi, was however, expected to stage the two unofficial Twenty20 matches after the Intercontinental Cup tie and one-day series.