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Cricket Fiji Looks Abroad

Cricket Fiji Looks Abroad
Lakeba bowler Joe Baba in action against Moce during the Easter Cricket Championship at Albert Park, Suva, on March 30, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 02
11:00 2018

Cricket Fiji is mapping out a plan to re­cruit overseas players who are eligible to represent the country. The players are to join the national team for the Pacific Cup eliminations that will be staged at Al­bert Park, Suva on August 23-30.

This was confirmed last Saturday by Crick­et Fiji’s development manager Josefa Rika.

“These overseas players are part of our plans but we’ll make sure to give all players a fair go,” Rika said.

“We will also bring in players that want to play and be involved again with the national team. We want to build a strong Fijian side.”

Cricket Fiji general manager Setoki Galu­vakadua told SUNsports that there would be four players from Australia who are coming to join the national team.

“I can only remember three of them and they are Seru Makutu who is playing in Mel­bourne, Jack Tortes who is based in Perth and Maciu Gauna in New South Wales.

“We have planned to choose these players because they have been top cricketers and are considered as high standard players.

“These players will be coming in May and they will be doing their preparation for two months as build up to the tournament,” he said.

Galuvakadua said these players have been exposed to high standard of play and would help local players improve on their playing skills.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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