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Fiji XI faces Nigeria

Arin Kumar
Saturday, April 06, 2013

THE national cricket side is all geared up to face Nigeria in first match of the ICC World Cricket League Division 7 Tournament that starts tonite in Botswana.

Fiji, coached by Joeli Mateyawa, will be captained by experienced all-rounder, Jone Seuvou.

Cricket Fiji High Performance manager Joe Rika, who is with the team in the Botswana, said the side has prepared well for the tournament.

"The core of the squad from the Auckland tournament have been retained and with the return of the four military players who weren't able to make the trip to Auckland," he said.

"After two rounds of warm-up games, the batsmen are performing as planned with most of them scoring half centuries."

The team is managed by former Divisional Engineer, Isireli Temo and the players are high in spirits and have been working out to be able to execute the game plan that has been delivered by the coach.

"A few niggling injuries worries have been cleared by the doctors to be 100 per cent fit within the next 24 hours," Rika added.

The tournament which will be the last of its kind and will see the top two teams advancing to the next stage of qualifiers.

Squad:

Iniasi Cakacaka, Sekove Ravoka, Viliame Yabaki, Joji Bulabalavu, Jone Seuvou, Joe Rika, Samuela Draunivudi, Vuiyasawa Mateiwaqa, Tukana Tavo, Kitione Tavo, Jikoi Kida, Sevunivola Baba, Tomasi Nawaciono, Noa Acawei.


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