The week starting from the 12th of December marks the beginning of the final major event on the Kenyan sporting calendar. The 2011 Women’s World Cup qualifiers start in Nairobi with Kenya’s representatives looking to gate crash the main event for the 1st time in the team’s short history.
To make a long story short, this blogger is convinced that if you had asked around cricket circles 10 years ago about the possibility of raising a women’s national team, you would have got you more than a few awkward stares. These qualifiers will thus be the second time that Kenya has attempted to get a team to the Women’s cricket World Cup. Since then the team has gone from strength to strength, and will hopefully prove a much stiffer challenge to the only truly strong women’s team at these qualifiers, Zimbabwe. The qualifying tournament will run from the 15th of December at the Nairobi Gymkhana (just up the road from Kenya Institute of Education offices) in Nairobi.