NPCA mourns the passing of NK’s Father as transfer window closes for 2024 Season

Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) has condoled with its Secretary Narendra Patel (NK) following the passing of father Kantilal Bhimji Vekaria. 

NPCA said on Saturday it was saddened by the passing of Vekaria who died in Nairobi on Friday. 

“We as NPCA offer our deepest condolences and join in mourning the loss of NK”s father Kantilal Vekaria. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. 

We extend our condolences to NK’s family and friends, as well as everyone in the NPCA ecosystem, ” Achie Khan, NPCA Assistant Secretary in charge of Public Relations said.

Vekaria, fondly referred to as Baladia , has peacefully become united with Swaminararayanbapa Swamibapa following his demise.  He was husband to Vilasben Kantilal , a grandfather and great grandfather. 

Meanwhile,  NPCA has confirmed the 2024 Transfers Register as the 50-Overs League enters its second weekend. 

Achie remarked that the blend of local and foreign professionals will add the much-needed zest to the season. 

Several teams have beefed up their squads in preparation for action proper which starts on Sunday’s Week 2 schedule. 

“The ongoing 50 Overs League will definitely add immense zest and gusto to the season for the players and fans alike It’s still early days but from the look of things, a sense of youthful exuberance is palpable.,” Achie noted.

Achie said that the overseas players have been enlisted in both the  Super Division and Division One “serving up great moments ahead for fans”.

“Standards have been set and only the sky’s the limit, ” Achie quipped. 

The indefatigable overseas pros will no doubt be looking to complete formidable batting and bowling orders for their respective teams, a facet of play that will no doubt treat fans to some exhilarating displays, by and large.

Former champions Kanbis have acquired the services of Indian professional player Maxwel Swaminathan from Ruaraka alongside Shreyas Shrikant Gurav and Aezaz Abbas Kothariya.

Nairobi Gymkhana Super League A team has confirmed Bharat Chunilal Purohit and

Rohan Prakash Tambe into their 2024 50 Overs  lineup. 

Sir Ali (SAMC) have acquired the services of four Pros, to add to their local signings and look formidable with the return of Skipper Gurdip Singh, fondly known as “Sunny” SAMC are set to make a return to top flight Cricket with a Bang. 

Forest Road based Sikh Union will also not be a push-over, with the signing of 4 pros and look forward to an entertaining 2024 season. 

Here’s the full list of overseas players in the NPCA 50-Over League-

1 Kanbis Sports Club A  : Maxwell Swaminathan

2 Kanbis Sports Club A – Shreyas Shrikant Gurav

3 Kanbis Sports Club A Aezaz abbas Kothariya

4 Nairobi Gymkhana A -Bharat Chunilal Purohit

5 Nairobi Gymkhana  A- Rohan Prakash Tambe

6 Ruaraka Sports Club-A Team: Viraj Deepak Jadhav

7 Ruaraka Sports Club A  -Gautam Bharat Vaghela

8 Ruaraka Sports Club A: -Pradad Mukund Abhayankar

9 Ruaraka Sports Club B – Ajinkya Beloshe

10 Ruaraka Sports Club B -: Shubham Ashwin Chhag

11 SCLPS YL A: -Kishan Varsani

12 SCLPS YL A  -AHiren Kerai

13 Sikh Union Club Nairobi A – Ali Shahid Butt

14 Sikh Union Club Nairobi Super League A Team Ali Raza

15 Sikh Union Club Nairobi  A – Shoaib Akram

16 Sikh Union Club Nairobi B -Abrar Ul Haq

17 Sir Ali Muslim Club A – Kashif Anwar Shabir Ahmad

18 Sir Ali Muslim Club A- : Onkar Jhadav



21 Stray Lions Cricket Club A -Shubham Jadhav

22 Swamibapa Sports Club A  DHWANIL R PATEL

23. Swamibapa Sports Club A-Yash Rajesh Chavan

24 Swamibapa Sports ClubA –Sachin Gill

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