NPCA condoles with Narendra ‘NK’ Patel as transfer window closes for 2024 season

NPCA condoles with Narendra ‘NK’ Patel as transfer window closes for 2024 season

Joel Omotto 07:45 - 30.06.2024

The Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association is mourning the death of Secretary Narendra Patel’s father even as teams prepare to unleash their new signings.

Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) has condoled with its Secretary Narendra Patel (NK) following the death of his father Kantilal Bhimji Vekaria.

NPCA said on Saturday it was saddened by the demise of Vekaria who died in Nairobi on Friday.

"We as NPCA offer our deepest condolences and join in mourning the loss of NK's father Kantilal Vekaria. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. We extend our condolences to NK's family and friends, as well as everyone in the NPCA ecosystem,” said Achie Khan, NPCA assistant secretary in charge of Public Relations.

Meanwhile, NPCA has confirmed the 2024 Transfers Register as the 50-Overs League enters its second weekend.

Khan confirmed that the blend of local and foreign professionals will add the much-needed zest to the season.

Several teams have beefed up their squads in preparation for action proper which starts on Sunday’s Week 2 schedule.

"The ongoing 50 Overs League will definitely add immense zest and gusto to the season for the players and fans alike. It's still early days but from the look of things, a sense of youthful exuberance is palpable," said Khan, adding that overseas players have been enlisted in both the Super Division and Division One "serving up great moments ahead for fans."

The indefatigable overseas pros will be looking to complete formidable batting and bowling orders for their respective teams, a facet of play that will no doubt treat fans to some exhilarating displays.

Former champions Kanbis have acquired the services of Indian professional player Maxwel Swaminathan from Ruaraka alongside Shreyas Shrikant Gurav and Aezaz Abbas Kothariya.

Nairobi Gymkhana Super League A team have confirmed Bharat Chunilal Purohit and Rohan Prakash Tambe into their 2024 50 Overs line-up.

Sir Ali (SAMC) have enlisted four Pros, to add to their local signings, and look formidable with the return of skipper Gurdip Singh, fondly known as ‘Sunny.’

Forest Road-based Sikh Union will also not be a push-over, with the signing of four pros and look forward to an entertaining 2024 season.

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