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    Kenya for Test Status?

    Do you think Kenya should be given test status?

    I would say yes considering it's been given to Bangladesh!

    They're currently playing Sri Lanka A:
    http://www-nz1.cricket.org/link_to_d...03FEB2002.html

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    Yes i agree, they would comfortably beat Bangladesh, have some world class players in Tikolo and Odombe, and would give the Zimbabweans and West Indians a run for their money. Im all for Kenya being given test status.

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    they wouldn't give WI a run for their money but they would kick bangladesh
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    I agree, Kenya would certainly beat Bangladesh at the moment & would probably push Zimbabwe. I think Kenya recently played Zimbabwe 'A' and did very well against them. A team that included Campbell, Whitall etc.



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    They're ace. They beat India in a triangular tournament with South Africa, England struggled to beat India. They would settle in well as a Test team.

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    I think Kenya should be given test status and a combined xi from (scotland,Holland,Ireland and others as well)

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    Defintely. They should have been playing test cricket long before Bangledesh.

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    Definitely. They are a better side than Bangladesh so deserve Test Status, they'll get it soon.

    Then it's Holland..? Or not, as they'll get spanked in the NUL in 2003.
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    Defintely. They should have been playing test cricket long before Bangledesh.
    Yes and no. There are many factors to consider when granting a team Test status and one of them is infrastructure. Kenya have a very good team but little else behind them and they have less first-class teams, worse facilities and less evidence than Bangladesh that their board can support themselves as a cricketing power, as well as afford to host international teams.

    Bangladesh on the other hand, has money on their side. They have a proven track record with hosting big cricket matches (Sharjah) have the local infrastructure and money to support their game so, whilst they may not as good a team as Kenya, they have the money to put into development of a good team, whereas Kenya (VERY unfortunately) simply doesn't have the money or sufficient popularity of cricket in that country to support that game.

    Believe me, I was a proponent of Kenya becoming a Test nation before Bangladesh too but I can see why the ICC gave Bangladesh the nod.

    On a more conspiratorial note, there are rumours going around that Bangladesh was secretly given money by the PCB and Indian cricket boards so as to facilitate their entry into Test cricket faster and also give the Asian Cricket Council a stronger presence in the ICC (i.e. power in numbers). Interesting, that.
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    1) Sharjah is in the United Arab Emirates
    2) The ICC Knock Out was hosted in Kenya without too many problems wasn't it?

    Would have been a good argument if the points were valid. Sorry mate..

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    Kenya would be alright as a Test team. Personally I think they're better than Bangladesh. Wasn't it them who beat India in a triangular series between India, South Africa and Kenya?
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    Yes, they did beat India. Once.

    Joseph Angara took 4-20 or something like that.

    They also beat (well actually I think the word is hammered) the West Indies at World Cup 96.

    Bangladesh's pedigree against Top nations is poor, just the one dubious win over Pakistan at WC 99.

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    Wasn't it them who beat Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup as well?

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    Bangladesh's pedigree against Top nations is poor, just the one dubious win over Pakistan at WC 99.

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    It still hasn't happened yet.
    Do you all still think they should be given test status?
    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    they wouldn't give WI a run for their money
    They might now

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