The Star Field Youth Cricket League will be held in Nairobi from August 22 to 25 under the sponsorship of real estate property developers, Hayer One.
Event organizers Star Field Sports has also attracted sponsorship from Crown Paints Kenya, Flimline, Chui Auto Springs, Executive Healthcare Solutions and MacCoffee.
Hayer One’s Sales Director Mr Bharat Rao said supporting the youth sporting event is aligned with the company’s business philosophy “We are not just property developers but human developers too. More importantly, this sponsorship is aimed at supporting the growth of cricket talent within East Africa.”
The tournament which was first held in 2017 will be hosted in several venues in the city including Nairobi Gymkhana Sports Club, Sikh Union Sports Club, Ruaraka Sports Club, Parklands Sports Club, Premier Club, Jamhuri High School and Nairobi Club.
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The Hayer One Star Field Youth League 2018 will feature the Uganda Under-19 Cricket team, losing finalists in the 2018 ICC Under-19 World Cup Africa Region Qualifiers.
Defending champions Kanbis Sports Club will be looking to upstage the Ugandan teens while the same category will also see Sikh Union Nairobi, Swamibapa, Cutchi Leva, Ruaraka and Mombasa U19 Select battle it out for honours.
Star Field Sports Director, Karan Kaul, said the participation of the Ugandan side will spice up the event while at the same time give the upcoming players good exposure as they knock the doors of the national junior team.
“Having seen the growth of development of cricket in Uganda, it will create more of a competitive atmosphere for the rest of the local teams participating”.
Other age group categories are Under-9, Under-11,Under-13, Under-15 and Women. Three Womens teams will be drawn from Nakuru and Nairobi battling out for the Women’s Trophy.
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The four-day cricket bonanza will see youth representatives drawn from various clubs and associations across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. They are : Starfield, Sikh Union, Kanbis, Ruaraka Sports Club, Swamibapa, Mombasa Simba Union, Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj, Pumwani, Premier Academy, East African Cricket Foundation, Nakuru Pirates, Peponi Secondary School, as well as Cricket Kenya, Uganda Cricket Association and two youth teams from Tanzania in the Under-13 Category.