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Odoyo back as assistant cricket coach

Wednesday September 12 2012

Thomas Odoyo in action during a past match. PHOTO/ FILE

Thomas Odoyo in action during a past match. PHOTO/ FILE 


Former Kenya opening bowler Thomas Odoyo has been appointed the national cricket team’s assistant coach.

Odoyo, 34, will work under Robin Brown, a former coach of Zimbabwe’s Test playing side who was asked by Cricket Kenya to act on a temporary basis.

Quit his job

The duo will prepare Kenya for the forthcoming International Cricket Council Intercontinental Cup against Namibia in Windhoek from September 29 to October 2, followed by two limited-overs games on October 4 and 6.

Former team coach, New Zealander Mike Hesson, quit his job and left Kenya country in May.

Odoyo has represented the country in five consecutive World Cups. He was 17 when he played in the 1996 World Cup in Asia.


He has played in 134 one day international matches as a batsman, played in 117 innings, scored 2,418 runs with a high of 111 not out.

As a bowler, he played in as many matches, bowled 5,544 balls, took 141 wickets, and conceded 4,228 runs.

His best performance was four wickets for 25 runs. After last year’s World Cup, Odoyo was dropped from the national team.

He moved to Mombasa together with two former national team skippers, Steve Tikolo and Jimmy Kamande, to conduct coaching clinics.