FOUR military personnel in the national cricket side are still awaiting word on their visa application from the New Zealand High Commission.
The national side is scheduled to depart for New Zealand tomorrow to compete in the 2013 ICC East Asia Pacific Men's Championship.
Kitione Tavo, Sevunivola Baba, Jiko Kida and Jone Seuvou are players from the Army Cricket Club and are in doubt to travel with the team.
Team captain Josefa Rika is optimistic their visas will be given in time for them to compete in the tournament.
"We are still waiting for their visas and we are hoping to get confirmation on it either this afternoon (yesterday) or tomorrow (today) morning," he said.
"We are hoping they do get the visas, if not then we will have to make do with what we have and our reserves have been training consistently so if the Army players don't get the visa then the reserves will get to go."
Fiji will face Indonesia, Japan, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu in the tournament respectively.
Rika said they were fortunate to arrange two warm-up games against Samoa on Thursday and Vanuatu on Friday ahead of the tournament.
"Its will be good build-up for us against good opposition as we will be facing them later in the competition so the boys can know their opponents beforehand.
"Some of our players are carrying niggling injuries but we are confident they will recover in time for the competition," he said.
The tournament will be from February 3 to 7 at Waikaraka Park in Auckland.