Cricket Fiji is excited to announce it will be hosting the inaugural Pasifika Under-17 Tri-Series in Suva next month.
In the first tournament of it’s kind, the U17 representative sides from Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga will play each other in a series of round-robin Twenty20 matches, with the top two sides at the end of the week playing off for the inaugural Pasifika title.
With no regional U17 championships being help in 2014, the participating nations expressed interest in holding their own international tournament, to ensure the continual development of elite young cricketers through gaining vital competition experience.
Tonga will also be bringing their national Under-19 side to Fiji, which will compete against Cricket Fiji’s High Performance Unit U19 side in a series of 50- and 20-over tour matches.
The Pasifika U17 Tri-Series will run from June 23-27, with the series of tour matches against Tonga to continue from June 28 until July 4.
All matches will be played at Cricket Fiji’s new home, Burkust Park.
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