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Suva Needs Support

With the growing popularity of cricket in the country, Suva Cricket Association needs financial support. Association’s president Akuila Nawai said the Suva Cricket League needs funding. “Most of the teams
15 Feb 2015 08:16
Suva Needs Support
BSP Titans’ Riad Khan at the crease against VICC during the Suva Cricket club competition yesterday. Photo: Rama

With the growing popularity of cricket in the country, Suva Cricket Association needs financial support.

Association’s president Akuila Nawai said the Suva Cricket League needs funding.

“Most of the teams are community-based and even villagers are the ones who make up the teams which is good,” Nawai said.

“By playing tournaments such as this, it not only promotes the sport but enables them (the players) to be occupied rather than staying home.

“But there is also a lack of sponsorship and support because most of these teams cannot afford to buy proper balls to play proper cricket.

“If cricket is to continue to grow then more interest from outside should be shown, not only from potential sponsors but also from the media.”

As Round Six of the league wrapped up yesterday, Nawai said this year had been tough for the top teams compared to previous years.

“Army used to dominate but other teams are taking charge and it goes to show that more people are getting into cricket.

Round Seven of the Suva Cricket League continue this weekend.

Yesterday, VICC lost to BSP Titans by 61 runs while Komo defeated Punjabi Tigers while SGOB beat Moce One.

Police scored 92 runs in 18 overs to beat  Sarafui which amassed 91 runs in 20 overs.

Army beat Covenant Brothers scoring 180 runs in 19 overs. Yadrana edged Moce Two scoring 140 runs in 20 overs. Nasaqalau won by default over Heilala, GMTM beat Oneata scoring 140 runs in 20 overs

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