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From left; Cricket Fijii chairman Mosese Yavalanavanua, International Cricket Council tournament director Rob Gomm and Fiji Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey in Suva on August 23,2018 . Photo: Nikolau Ravai
August 24
11:00 2018

Cricket Fiji received $120,700 from the Fiji Na­tional Sports Commission, on behalf of Govern­ment, yesterday

The donation is to assist the national team in hosting the 2018 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific Sub Re­gional Qualifier which starts tomorrow at Albert Park, Suva.

Cricket Fiji chairman Mosese Yavalanavanua ac­knowledged the Commission for their support towards the competition

“We are very thankful for the Government for helping us develop the game,” Yavalanavanua said

“This is the first time that Fiji will be hosting an in­ternational tournament as such and we are proud of the support.”

Commission executive chairman Peter Mazey said they are proud to be associated with Cricket Fiji

“This is an opportunity for us to show how we love playing cricket in Fiji,” Mazey said

“The FNSC and the Cricket Fiji development officers will be working together to develop cricket in Fiji

“We really want to see cricket grow here in Fiji and we are ready to talk and help.”

Tournament director of International Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) Rob Gomm thanked Cricket Fiji for hosting the tournament and FNSC for its ongoing support for cricket in Fiji

“ICC is very excited to get back an international tour­nament to Fiji,” Gomm said

“The first two winners from this tournament will go on to the regional final.

“This tournament itself is the first step for the quali­fication of the 2020 World T20 that will be held in Aus­tralia.

“We have four teams that will play in this tournament and we hope that the spirit of the games will be very exciting during the competition.”

FIXTURES

To be played at Albert Park, Suva. Tomorrow: 9.30am Fiji v Vanuatu (g1), PNG v Samoa (g2); 1.30pm Fiji v PNG (g1), Vanuatu v Samoa (g2). Sunday: 1.30pm Fiji v PNG (g1), Vanuatu v Samoa (g2). Tuesday (August 28): 9.30am Samoa v PNG (g1), Vanuatu v Fiji (g2); 1.30pm Samoa v Vanuatu (g1), PNG v Fiji (g2). Wednesday (Au­gust 29): 1.30pm PNG v Vanuatu (g1), Samoa v Fiji (g2) Edited by Osea Bola

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