NAIROBI, Kenya, April 6 – Cricket Kenya (CK) chairman Samir Inamdar will fly to South Africa later this week to interview two candidates for the vacant CEO post in the national governing body.
Inamdar told Capital Sport on Tuesday that the candidates from Zimbabwe and South Africa were part of the final five shortlisted for the job after the resignation of Tom Tikolo last December.
“I will fly down (to South Africa) for the Africa Cricket Association annual general meeting and then I’ll conduct the interviews,” said Inamdar.
“For the rest of the candidates, I’ll conduct the interviews by teleconference together with the ICC (International Cricket Council),” he added.
Inamdar said that CK had received more than 70 applications for the position with more than half of those emanating from Kenya and the rest spread out across other major cricketing nations including England, New Zealand and Australia.
That number was whittled down to 10 before the governing body finally settled on the five.
Tikolo’s resignation followed claims that he failed to declare funds he allegedly received from the ICC during a Kenya age grade tour to the West Indies.
The revelations brought back dark memories of the allegations that had bedeviled the now defunct Kenya Cricket Association (KCA) which had fallen out with national players and local affiliates almost grinding the local game to a halt.