Cricket Fiji names U-19?s Squad for New Zealand tour

Cricket Fiji General Manager Inoke Lesuma held a press conference today at the Fiji National Sports Commission?s boardroom in Suva to announce the naming of the U-19?s national squad to tour New Zealand. The fourteen-man squad will be competing in the 2015 Pepsi ICC East-Asia Pacific Under-19?s Trophy, held in Blenheim New Zealand.

The event will take place from the 24th?of February til the 1st?of March and include a round robin style tournament between competing nations PNG, Samoa, Vanuatu and Fiji. The?ICC EAP U19 trophy will also be the regional qualifying event for the 2016 Under 19 Cricket World Cup to be held in Bangladesh. The winner of the ICC EAP U19 Trophy will proceed directly to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, while the second team will go through to a global qualification event for another chance to qualify.

?These competitions are a long term development strategy as many of the players named will be eligible for the U-19?s squad again next year??If we want to get better, we have to compete internationally in tournaments like these?, Mr Lesuma Said.

 

?The Squad is as follows:

1. Saimoni Soko Tuitoga
2. Josaia Baleicikoibia
3. Cakacaka Tikoisuva Cokovaki
4. Jordan Ryan Dunham
5. Kula Ilimeleki
6. Delaimatuku Sokoiwasa Maraiwai
7. Malakai Kaukirewa Cokovaki
8. Vaibhav Kapadia
9. Tadulala Veitacini
10. Peni Volavola
11. Petero Cabebula
12. Tuwai Yabaki
13. Ledua Kacilala
14. Sosiceni Weleilakeba

Reserves:
Peni Qio
Eparama Daulako
Jone Lagiono

 

For further information please contact Lewis Keane on 807 1381.

 

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