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Cyclone forces late final for cricketers

Arin Kumar
Friday, December 21, 2012

THE finals of the Suva Cricket Association competition will now be played next year.

The competition was to have ended before Christmas so that players could spend the festive season with their families.

Association president Adriu Misiki said the recent cyclone was one of the factors that forced them to change the date of the finals.

He said the unavailability of the ground was the other factor that influenced their decision.

"The semi-finals and the final will now be played on January 5 at Suva's Albert Park," Misiki said.

"BSP Titans will meet Yadrana in the first semi-final and then defending champions HMT Army will take on Westpac Sarafui and the final will be played in the afternoon," he said.

"We could not have the final last weekend because the ground was booked and since the cyclone came over the weekend, most of the Army players have been deployed to cyclone stricken areas to help with relief work."

Misiki said there was a huge possibility the same two teams from last year's final would meet again.

"Army beat Yadrana in the final last year and maybe this year we may get to see the same teams in final once again.

"This could change however if the Titans and Sarafui can cause an upset.

"Sarafui had not won any games in the last three years and this year, they made it to the semi-final and if they play their cards right, they can beat Army."

He has also advised players of the other teams not in the final to continue their training so they don't lose fitness in the festive season.





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