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Cricket Fiji has announced it’s Senior Men’s National Squad at the Fiji National Sports Commission’s Boardroom this morning.
In total, 24 players were named, 18 of which are based here in Fiji, and from this squad 14 players, plus four non-travelling reserves, will be selected to represent Fiji at the International Cricket Council’s East-Asia Pacific region’s regional qualifiers for both the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers, and re-entry into the World Cricket League, which will be held in Lismore, Australia this coming November.
Up to 18 players from this squad will also be selected for the Senior Men’s Tour of India, which will be in October in 2014.
The selected players will now commence an intensive 12-week program, starting with strength and fitness testing with Henry Elder and the National Gymnasium this coming Saturday. Continue reading
Fiji A openers Joe Rika and Makutu Seru started strongly with some big hitting, until Rika was forced to retire injured in just the second over with a back injury. With one less wicket in hand, the Fiji A side seemed to be on the back foot, particularly with some excellent bowling, also from Hwanlee, who took an amazing 3-8 off just three overs, including a wicket maiden. Seru (24) and Manase Ravula (29 not out) kept the flight alive for Fiji A, but after 20 overs they fell short, finishing on 7-121.
Korea totalled four wins from the eleven matches they played against a mixture of Fijian sides in their two-week tour, and their vast improvement throughout their time in Fiji should put them in good stead for the Asian Games, which they are hosting in Incheon in September this year. Continue reading