NAIROBI - Tom Tikolo, the CEO of Cricket Kenya has said here that he was interested to send the Kenyan etam to Pakistan in coming January/February to play at least six training one day matches as part of its preparations for qualifying round for the 2010 world cup which will be held in the sub continent. The qualifying round would be held at a venue yet to decided by the ICC and Kenya wanted to prepare a plan to send its team to Pakistan for attending the Cricket Academy and also play at least six one day games against strong opposition. PCA team manager Haroon Rashid confirmed that Tom Tikolo had talked about sending Kenyan team to Pakistan.He said the PCB would certainly look into the request once a written request was officially sent to PCB. Tom Tikolo said in an interview here on Sunday Kenyan cricket was struggling for want of funds. It had a budget of US Dollar 1.2 million but the Cricket Kenya was managed with great difficulty just half or less than half amount of what was its need. The ICC was helping and Cricket Kenya had succeeded in signing a sponsored  deal with a Kenyan company Tuskar but still the money was not enough to runs the game at home and send teams abroad or host visiting teams. He said there was little or no support from the government. Things were not rosy for CK but still the board was trying to pull the cricket through difficult times.  Kenya had sufficient infrastructure and young talent was also flowing but without tough competition the Kenyan cricket would not rise to level as expected. Kenyan cricket needed support from test playing countries who could afford to visit Kenya or invite Kenya. Some countries were being looked after by big brothers and unless had support of a big brother cricket would not prosper as planned or expected, he said. ANISUDDIN KHAN