SUVA Cricket Association president Adriu Misiki is optimistic of increasing the player base of the sport in the capital city.
To prove that, he has announced the addition of another team in their weekly competition. The Suva Grammar Old Boys will make their debut in the competition today against Westpac Sarafui.
Misiki said the team joined the association two weeks ago but was given time to train and prepare for the stiff competition.
"We are really looking forward to the introduction of the Grammar Old Boys in the competition," he said.
"They are made up of unknown players but from what I have heard, they have prepared well."
He said Sarafui would be a tough side to beat for the newcomers.
"Recently, Sarafui have been at the top of their game. They are on a high after reaching the semi-finals of round one competition. Grammar would want to prove that even though they are new, they mean business but it will be more difficult than it seems."
Misiki said he would like to see more teams join the competition.
"I want to see the player base of cricket increase and the more teams we have, the more players we have.
"So if there are any other teams out there or players that want to play cricket, come forward," he said.
Competition kicks off at 8.30am at Albert Park today.