Caption: Cricket Fiji Chief executive officer Inoke Lesuma and Mathew Simpson – MCC’s Club Sport Administration Officer outside at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
By KALESI MELE
As part of their 175th anniversary the Melbourne Cricket Club has chosen to hold a weeklong tour in Fiji beginning on Monday, August 26th.
The side will be playing against a select group of national players during the week, as part of their celebrations.
Cricket Fiji High Performance manager Joe Rika said the tour enabled young local players with a good opportunity to play quality cricket.
“I think it’s a good opportunity to have international sides playing in Fiji against our players who are limited to such competition and I look forward to creating a fruitful partnership with Melbourne Cricket Club in the future.”
“This is also a great opportunity for the junior development squad to play against a quality team and this can only strengthen cricket in our country,” he said.
The Melbourne Cricket Club has toured the Pacific and has chosen Fiji as the venue of the 175th anniversary celebrations after consulting with the regional Cricket body ICCEAP.
As part of the tour, MCC along with Cricket Fiji will be holding coaching sessions and competitions from Monday August 26 – Saturday August 31st.
The MCC team will depart the country on Sunday September 1st.
Please find below a schedule of activities to be undertaken during the tour.
|Monday August 26||Coaching session with Central College Cricket side||Central College||10am-11am|
|T20 vs Nakavu Cricket Club||Central College||1.30pm|
|Tuesday August 27||50 over match vs Residential U20 side||Central College||10am|
|Wednesday August 28th||Village Tour (Nakavu village)||Nakavu village (Nadi)||2pm|
|Thursday August 29th||50 over match vs Fiji U23||Central College||10am|
|Friday August 30th||Coaching session with Natabua High School Cricket side||Central College||10am – 11.30am|
|Saturday||50 over match vs Fiji selection||Central College||10am|
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