Remembering 5 cricketers who carried Kenya team in 2003 World Cup


The cricketing fraternity remembers 2003 for India’s road to the final but one team often gets ignored, Kenya – who dominated the proceedings and reached the semi-final stage in style. Where are those cricketers and the team now? Let’s find out.

Steve Tikolo: The skipper from 2003, a prolific batsman, was coach of the Under-19 Kenyan side in 2013 and later, was named interim coach of the senior team. He shifted loyalties and moved to Uganda as the head coach of their cricket team this year.

Aasif Karim: One of the best slow left-arm bowlers of the nineties, Karim called it a day after losing the semi-final against India in 2003. He rattled Australia in the Super Sixes with figures of 8.2-6-7-3. He is probably busy coaching his son, Irfan, who already averages 44.00 in nine ODI outings.

 Maurice Odumbe: He was a part of the legendary Kenyan side who shocked West Indies in 1996. Nonetheless, Odumbe was handed a ban after he was found accepting money from bookmakers. These days, he is generating funds for AIDS-affected children.

Ravindu Shah: One smart cricketer, retired at the age of 35 in 2007. He was a run machine for Kenya in the middle orders registering a handsome performance both in 1999 and 2003 World Cup.

Kennedy Otieno: He missed only three matches for Kenya from 1996-2006 but later, faded out due to differences with the board. He is currently the skipper of Southern Stars, a domestic league team in Kenya and has not played for the national team for close to seven years.