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Former champs Moce out to reclaim lost glory

Arin Kumar
Monday, April 21, 2014

FORMER champions Moce are confident of upsetting defending champions Suva Warriors in the final of the LICI Easter Cricket Championship today.

The two sides meet at Suva's Albert Park and Moce team captain Maika Kamikamica says they know what to expect from the Warriors.

Moce ended a 13-year title drought when they won the event in 2012 at the same venue. However, last year, they were not able to defend their title because they could not reach Viti Levu in time for the tournament.

"The boat scheduling last year prevented us from defending the title," Kamikamica said.

"But this year, we came to the mainland a few weeks earlier and now that we are in the final, we would like to win back the title.

"Most of the players from that winning team are back and some of the players are new."

He said the Warriors would be a tough nut to crack as defending champions.

"We played against them in the final in 2012, so we know what they are capable of.

"Also some of their players are from Moce originally and so we know them really well.

"We have prepared well and the pool games and the tough semi-final against the Western Suburbs from Brisbane, Australia, really motivated us to win back the title."

Kamikamica said their main source of inspiration at the event had been their fans.

"We have travelled all the way from the island to Suva but we have families and fellow villagers here in Viti Levu.

"They have been coming to every game and cheering for us and that has really inspired us. Their presence will surely boost us in the final."

The match starts at 9am today.








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