Cricket Kenya has announced the squads for the newly launched East Africa Premier League and East African Cup, which commence on 20th August.
East Africa competition will feature six newly constituated teams from Kenya and Uganda playing in a round robin league format. The top two teams in each competition will compete in live televised finals at the end of October.
Four teams from Kenya will participate, the Nairobi Buffaloes, Kongonis both based in the capital, the Rift Valley Rhinos from Nakuru and Coast Pekee in Mombasa, while Rwenzori Warriors and Nile Knights will represent Uganda.
Teams have been comprised of international players, senior club players and age group cricketers aiming to make the national squads of both countries.
KONGONIS: Kennedy Obuya (Player Coach), Alex Obanda (Captain), Seren Waters, Duncan Allan, Ken Owino, Dominic Wesonga, Shem Obado, Elijah Otieno, Rajesh Bhudiya, Emmanuel Bundi, Martin Okoth, Rakep Patel, Amit Shukla, BP Odinga, Chris Childs, Nick Oluoch, Dharmendra Gondaria, Ben Oluga, Paramveer Singh, Henry Rudd
NAIROBI BIFFALOES: Lameck Onyango (Player Coach), Collins Obuya (Captain), Irfan Karim, Mansukh Jasani, Raj Savala, Runish Gudka, Karan Kaul, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Alfred Luseno, Rajesh Varsani, Samarth Patel, Rushab Patel, Harsh Patel, Nishil Mandani, Rahul Vishram, Gagandeep Singh, Rikesh Hirani, Gurmanjot Singh, Ragheb Aga, Narendra Kerai
COAST PEKEE: Francis Otieno (Player Coach), Morris Ouma (Captain), Peter Kituku, Manoj Patel, Vinit Shikotra, James Ngoche, Lucas Oluoch, Kunal Bhundia, Mohit Dhutia, Jignesh Hirani, Sagar Karia, Paresh Patel, Raj Shikotra, Vishal Shikotra, Taaha Salemanjee, Rajiv Sutaria, Siddanth Taneja, Bhavya Thaker, Josephat Ababu, Tarandeep Singh
RIFT VALLEY RHINOS: Joseph Angara (Player Coach), Hiren Varaiya (Captain), David Obuya, Jimmy Kamande, Nelson Odhiambo, Joseph Onyango, Diryang Patel, Dalveer Hunja, Patel Ketan Kumar, Amit Patel, Yash Shah, Luke Nightingale, Armandeep Singh, Anil Patel, Saheel Myhal, Mitesh Sanghani, Ebrahim Okello, Ramesh Mepani, Rajesh Khetiya, Harrison Ambani
NILE KNIGHTS: Davis Arinaitwe (capt), Arthur Kyobe, Frank Nsubuga, Almuzahim Saleh, Benjamin Musoke, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Jigar Patel, Daniel Ruyange, Dennis Tabby, Asadu Seiga, Sarfaraz Chunara, Fred Isabirye, Arthur Ziraba, Raymond Otim, Moses Otiti, Timothy Erumuka, Denis Musali, Nicholas Kebba, Abdulhamid Sulieman, Ivan Baidhu, Nehal Bibodi, Ankit Patel. Coach: Martin Suji.
RWENZORI WARRIORS: Lawrence Ssematimba (capt), Roger Mukasa, Ronald Ssemanda, Ivan Thawithemwire, Simon Ssesazi, Ali Raza, Martin Ondeko, Mohammed Shafeek, Abraham Alema, Narinder Singh, Abdullah Lubega, Brian Masaba, Shehzad Kamal, Henry Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa, Jonathan Sebanja, Arnold Otwani, Akbar Baig, Irishad Suleiman, Abu Seguya, Ivan Kakande, David Musoke. Coach: Henry Okecho.