Nairobi: Intercontinental Cup matches between Kenya and Namibia in Nairobi were postponed by cricket's governing body on Wednesday because of security concerns.
The International Cricket Council said the ongoing and changing security situation in Kenya had led to delays in making a security assessment, and the four-day and 50-over games were put back until September. There have been attacks in Nairobi and the coastal town of Mombasa in recent months, with hit-and-run grenade blasts in the capital blamed on Somali militant group al-Shabab.
Attackers fired shots and detonated grenades outside a nightclub in Mombasa on Tuesday, killing a security guard in the latest in a series of attacks in the East African country linked to al-Shabab.
In March, grenade explosions at one of the main bus stations in Nairobi killed nine people and wounded 40. New Zealander Mike Hesson resigned as Kenya coach this month after less than a year in charge because of worries over the safety of his family....more
02:05 AM, May 24, 2008