The second edition of the past cricketer’s re-union took place on 4 June 2022 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi. (The first re-union was held in 2018). Once again it took the efforts of a dedicated group of people to enable the successful hosting of this important event in the Kenyan cricket calendar. The significance of the event was the meeting and renewal of friendships and comradeship between these cricketers, some of whom had not met each other for more than 10 years. It was a nostalgic moment for the cricketing fraternity at a time when Kenyan cricket is going through a steady decline especially in the international arena. Locally Kenyan cricket is picking up slowly but surely under the tutelage of veterans such as David Waters, Birju Shah, Vivek Mehta, Starfield Cricket Academy and Obuya Cricket Academy.
This group of veteran cricketers has so much to offer to the revival of Kenyan cricket; if only the Government Sports Ministry would be more democratic, transparent and inclusive. It is also important to note the rise of the Kenyan Women cricket team in recent times.
The organizing committee members for the re-union were:
Rajab Ali -Chairperson, Tariq Iqbal – Vice Chairman, Sandip Shah – Secretary / Treasurer, Subhash Modi – PRO Co-Ordinator, Bharat Ghelani – Overseas Liasion Officer, Jasbir Singh, Edward Tito and Alfred Njuguna.
The highlight of the evening was the awarding of special awards to 30 veteran cricketers, 19 upcoming cricketers and 8 awards in the special category group as follows:
-Mehboob Ali -RB Patel -CH Shah -Raju Chanyara -Bharat Desai -Raju Limbani -Suresh Shah -Fulchand Shah -Daljit Singh Chaggar -Avtar Singh Sohal -Subash Modi -Zahoor Salim -Jayanti Patel -R D Shah -Ashok Shah -Ramesh Bhalla -Kanti Haria -Harshad Patel -Alihussein Namaje -Mushtaq Alibhai Ramji -Kaiser Hassanali -Trilok Varia -Zahir Devji -Damji Mandavia -Sadru Jamal -Bharat Kent -JC Patel -Kishore Lakhani -Ashok Vora -Dinesh Modi
-Vivek Mehta -Vidya Chandrashekar -Birju Dipak Shah -David Waters MBE -Kaushik Premji Khoda (Kalu) -Durgesh Shah -Zoeb Tayebjee -Bharat Ghelani
-Vatsal Shah -Rayyan Ahmed -Khush Sanghrajka -Saijeeth Chidambaran -Vishil Patel -Sukhraj Singh -Nitish Hirani -Aarnav Patel -Yash Talati -Tirth Babariya -Valibhai Naresh -Anirudh Girish -Milind Kamdar -Saavir Karania -Kennedy Mwangi -Sajjad Malik -Sumit Halai -Ankit Bhanderi -Darsh Panchani.
As always events such as these would not be possible without the support of sponsors and this year the sponsors were:
-Jackie Janmohammed: Platinum Sponsor -Mayur Shah: Gold Sponsor -Nitin Shah: Silver Sponsor -Bipin Vora: Silver Sponsor -Durgesh Shah: Silver Sponsor -Kalpesh Solanki: Silver Sponsor -Trilok Varia: Silver Sponsor -Dipak Shah: Bronze Sponsor -Raghuvir Patel and Siblings: Silver Sponsor -Manoj Patel: Bronze Sponsor -Pradip Patel: Bronze Sponsor