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FEATURE: Kenyan Masai warriors swap spears for cricket bats

AFP, MOMBASA,KENYA

And Bauer’s Masai Cricket Warriors, living in relative isolation, still lack the opponents — and the money — they need to progress.

The team receives no financial assistance from the national cricket body, Cricket Kenya, and all its members are volunteers, including Bauer, who now works full-time as coach.

The team is currently working with organizations and sponsors to raise funds to enable them to take part in a major amateur tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, later this year.

Even if they lack the means, the Masai Cricket Warriors have no lack of ambition.

“Sooner or later, one or even several Masai will play on the Kenyan national team because we have the best bowlers [and] we have good batsmen,” Sonyanga said.

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