Ghai eyes KCA top seat

NAIROBI: Businessman-cum-administrator Sharad Ghai is to seek election as new Kenya Cricket Association (KCA) chairman at its annual general meeting on Saturday. Ghai, who has served as the KCA chairman of Cricket Committee and fixtures secretary for five years, is bidding to replace Jimmy Rayani, who is stepping down after 10 years. "I am going for the big job. I have always had a passion for cricket since my youth," Ghai said. He was instrumental in bringing Indian professionals, like Sandeep Patil, Ashuman Gaekwad and Ashruj Manjekrar, to play in Kenya in the 1970s and 1980s. Ghai said he would seek to open up an exchange cricket programme with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. "The three countries will also reciprocate by sending their players to uplift the standard of the game,” he added. — AFP