Cricket Fiji Announce 18 Squad

Cricket Fiji has selected its final 14 players that will represent the country to the World Cricket League Division 7 Tournament in Botswana from the 4th?to the 14th?of April.

The squad consists of 10 players that travelled to Auckland earlier in the year for the East Asia Pacific Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier where the side finished 3rd.

Cricket Fiji High Performance Manager, Joe Rika who is also in the touring squad says that the squad have been together since November last year and look forward to the all important tournament in April.

The top 2 teams from the competition will qualifier to compete in the Division 6 tournament which will be played in Jersey later in the year.

?The side will have to co-captains that will take the side and is full of experienced players which will be of great benefit to the side during the competition? Fiji Coach, Joeli Mateyawa.

The Fiji squad will depart our shores on the 27th?of March and will get a week to prepare before competition begins.

The 4 Military personal that were denied visas to compete in the Auckland competition have been selected and will add that extra fire power in the batting and bowling aspects of the team.

?Its great to have the boys in the side, they bring a lot of energy and experience with them and I?m sure they?ll do well when given the opportunity? said Mateyawa.

The 14 players selected for WCL 7;

Colin Rika, Greg Browne, Iniasi Cakacaka, Sekove Ravoka, Viliame Yabaki, Joji Bulabalavu, Jone Seuvou (Co-Captain), Joe Rika (Co-Captain), Samuela Draunivudi, Vuiyasawa Mateiwaqa, Tukana Tavo, Kitione Tavo, Jikoi Kida, Sevunivola Baba

Reserves

Eric Browne, Tomasi Nawaciono, Noa Acawei, Seci Tuiwai.