Sports Cabinet secretary has praised the normalization committee she set up to bring sanity into the Cricket Kenya.
Amina set up the committee last year March with the mandate of leading an all-inclusive process that would see the return of normalcy in the Sport of cricket in Kenya.
The normalization committee was chaired by retired Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, Vice Chairman retired Justice Alnashir Visram.
“The mandate of the Committee was to Coordinate the finalization of the Draft Constitution and ensure its validation in line with the requirements of the Constitution of Kenya, the Sports Act 2013 and the International Cricket Council (ICC) Statutes, ensure smooth running of Cricket Kenya’s operations including team preparations for local and international events, coordinate and facilitate the compliance of Cricket Kenya to the ICC requirements and facilitate the elections of new officials according to the validated Constitution,” said Amina.
With all these done, the committee will hand over Cricket Kenya to newly elected officials after elections and recommend to the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage long lasting solutions to the challenges facing Cricket Kenya.
“I am glad to note that the Committee finalized the draft constitution through an inclusive process. The Constitution was validated in October 2021 by all Cricket Kenya stakeholders and the ministry ensured that both the men and women cricket national teams prepare and participate in both team local and international events. These includes world cup qualifiers T20 Tournament in Rwanda, The Women’s Kwibuka Tournament in Rwanda and most recently the Women’s Commonwealth Games Qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Normalization Committee has since established independent elections panel and called for elections that will take place under the new Cricket Kenya Constitution on 26th February 2022 at Kasarani,” said Amina.
She called upon all the stakeholders to exercise patience, actively participate and give the necessary support to the Independent Elections Panel to conduct free, fair, and credible elections that will usher in a new officials and new era in Cricket Kenya.
“I thank the International Cricket Council, Clubs, County Cricket Associations, players, scorers and umpires and all other stakeholders for the continued support, partnership, and guidance throughout this process. I look forward to working with newly elected officials, the International Cricket Council, and other stakeholders in returning cricket back to its former glory.”