Kenya’s cricket coach resigns
“It is a very difficult decision we as a family have had to make but sadly we have been directly and indirectly affected by a number of security related incidents in recent weeks and my family has to come first,” he said. Hesson’s decision to leave the national team comes only five days after CK chief executive Tom Sears who was behind his appointment confirmed that he will not be renewing his contract with the board. Early this year Hesson was mugged on the Pangani roundabout. In an interview with New Zealand’s Otago Daily Times, Hesson had raised concern about Kenyan security. “We live in a compound with “askari” (security guards). Our cars lock automatically when their ignition is engaged and we do not walk outside at night. Our family car was deliberately chosen with a few dents in it so it does not attract car-jackers. As relatively well-off “mzungus” we are in the minority,” he said. Hesson had not had impressive achievement with the team since he took over from Eldine Baptiste. During his tenure, the team lost various matches including the ICC Intercontinntal Cup matches to Ireland. He also failed to steer the team to the Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers as the team finished a distance seventh.