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NAIROBI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Kenya will play Pakistan in a five- match series as part of its build up ahead of their ICC-Cricket League Division Two planned for January next year in Windhoek Dennis Rodman Jersey , Namibia.

Head coach Steve Tikolo said on Monday that security concerns in Pakistan was the only stumbling block for the trip to materialize.

"It is true plans are afoot for Kenya to play Pakistan. However, we are yet to complete the planning of the same trip. Cricket Kenya (CK) is in talks with Pakistan Cricket Board and we hope it will end well," Tikolo said in Nairobi.

Tikolo confirmed that Pakistan had already sent their planned tour programme for the Kenya team and they are due to arrive in Karachi on Nov. 20 and proceed to Lahore City where they will play five matches against Pakistan A.

First three matches will be played in Lahore on Nov. 22, 23 and 25 at Gaddafi stadium while other two matches will be played on Nov. 27 and 28 in Faisalabad.

The team will jet out on Nov. 20 where they will play a one-day challenge with Pakistan A in Lahore and Faisalabad team.

This invite according to head coach Steve Tikolo is a privilege for the side since the team will get the right exposure from Pakistan which is one of the top ranked sides in the world.

"It is big chance for Cricket Kenya and we are thankful for Pakistan Cricket Board for making it possible. This will be best for us this time as this match practice for the January event against a high standard of opposition D'Angelo Russell Jersey ," Tikolo said.

The coach also confirmed that Kenya also plans to play build up matches against Namibia and Zimbabwe later in November and December respectively.

The ICC World Cricket League Division Two will be played in Windhoek, Namibia from January 17-24, 2015.

The host side will be joined by Canada, Kenya DAngelo Russell Jersey , Netherlands and the top two teams promoted from Division Three in the six-team round-robin event.

"The five games will provide invaluable experience for the players. Most of the selected players in the Pakistan A side will be using the matches to try and force their way into the main team set up ahead of the world cup," said Tikolo.

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