Cricket: Kenyans protest to Lord's

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The Kenyan Cricket Association is to send official notification to Lord's of its protest at the interpretation of the rules to decide Sunday's one-day international against England A.

The match was awarded to England on a faster scoring rate after a tropical rainstorm halted their victory chase 31 runs short with 4.3 overs remaining. But the Kenyans believe the calculations made were incorrect and, after a full meeting of the KCA Board yesterday, they have decided to send a fax to the England and Wales Cricket Board with their complaint.

They claimed the regulations dictate that the home association should rule on the dispute and want a response from England by tomorrow - before Saturday's third and final one-day international.

If the boards fail to reach agreement, England are entitled to appeal to the International Cricket Conference, but are expected to accept the Kenyans' interpretation - leaving the A team needing victory on Saturday to seal the one-day series.

Yesterday, Kenya slumped to 154 for 8 after England had declared on a total of 402 for 4 when a rainstorm ended play 90 minutes early on the second day of the three-day match at the Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi.

Kenya won toss

ENGLAND A - First Innings

D L Maddy c Suji b Shah 202

M A Ealham c Tikalo b Shah 14

D J Sales not out 47

A Flintoff not out 2

Extras (lb6, w1, nb4) 11

Total (for 4 dec, 90.4 overs) 402

Fall: 1-48, 2-235, 3-297, 4-380.

Did not bat: A F Giles, J Ormond, C M W Read, D A Cosker, P M Hutchison.

Bowling: Suji 15-0-53-0; Angara 11-2-46-0; Shah 13.4-2-50-2; Karim 21- 4-65-1; Deen 4-0-27-0; Odumbe 7-1-29-0; Patel 5-0-37-0; Tikalo 2-0-16- 0; Onyango 11-2-61-1; Vadher 1-0-12-0

KENYA - First Innings

K Otieno lbw b Hutchison 0

H Vadher b Hutchison 5

R Shah c Giles b Ealham 57

M Odumbe c Flintoff b Ormond 16

S Tikalo c Knight b Giles 43

T Suji b Ealham 0

B Patel b Ealham 4

*A Karim c Ormond b Giles 24

L Onyango not out 1

Z Deen not out 0

Extras (lb2, nb2) 4

Total (for 8, 47 overs) 154

Fall: 1-1, 2-12, 3-44, 4-92, 5-92, 6-119, 7-151, 8-153.

To bat: J Angara.

Bowling: Ormond 14-5-34-1; Hutchison 9-0-28-2; Cosker 9-2-48-0; Ealham 10-3-29-3; Giles 5-0-13-2.

Umpires: S Patel and M Khan.