VISITING Wellington Cricket official Rhys Morgan said he was surprised and impressed with the standard of the sport in the country.
Morgan will spend nine days in the country as part of a partnership program by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
"I worked with the junior high performance squad last night (Monday) and it was really impressive," he said.
"Firstly, how keen they all were, but also the talent they displayed was really, really good.
"It surprised me, I must admit, a lot of the players could have easily made school first XIs back homeâ€¦it's really pleasing to see that clearly someone's been doing some good work here."
Morgan will be involved in coaching the coaches and engaging them in New Zealand Cricket accredited coaching courses with Cricket Fiji's coaching staff and working with the Junior High Performance squad.
The partnership between Cricket Wellington and Cricket Fiji, would allow Wellington to send a staff member to Fiji to assist in any aspects of operations the staff in Fiji feel they need the most assistance with, be it on or off the field.
In return, Fiji would send a staff member to Wellington in an exchange-type program and Morgan said they could also learn from Fiji.
"We can actually learn a lot from Fiji as well.
"Sometimes you can lose a bit of perspectiveâ€¦we whinge and moan about budgets back home, about how we can't do this and we can't do that, and then we come here and we see what people are actually doing with a lot less than what we've got.
"I think it gives us a bit of perspective on how lucky we are in terms of the resources we have, but also we can learn about new coaching styles and see that kids are the same the world over."