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Namuka Cricketers Return After 3 Years

After a lapse of three years, the Namuka team, all the way from Lau, have once again returned to the capital to take part in the October National Cricket Championship.
26 Oct 2016 11:00
Namuka Cricketers Return After 3 Years
Namuka Cricket Team. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

After a lapse of three years, the Namuka team, all the way from Lau, have once again returned to the capital to take part in the October National Cricket Championship.

Team captain Joji Fatumu told SUNsports yesterday that it has been long time coming for them as they are still developing their players.

“The tournament has been really good even though it was hard for us because we were together for two weeks before coming to Suva,” Fatumu said.

“It has been a long time since we took part and we are happy to be here, as it is a popular sport back home.

“The tournament has been tough and you can tell these teams have come out to win and enjoy their cricket, so it has been a good experience.”

Fatumu said they are not here to win but to focus on developing their players with the hope of coming back stronger next year.

“I think development is so important and that is what we want for our players, they are not new to cricket, they have played before but we want them to improve. Cricket used to be a big sport back then but it has died down and we want it to go back to that level again.

“The more cricket we play the better the boys understand the game. Then they get better so come next year we can actually be more competitive. The other good thing about the competition is that most of these boys have not been to Suva so they are really excited to be here.

“They could not wait to explore the city and they love the grounds, so I think their trip here would make them want to continue playing cricket because they get to travel. So all in all, it has been a good outing for the boys.”



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