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Bowlers aim high

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FIJI bowlers are hopeful of winning medals at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

Team captain Abdul Khalim said the side was hopeful of creating history for the country in the sport during the competition.

Laced with the best Fijian bowlers including former world number two Ratish Lal Khalim, he said the team would give its best for the country.

"We have done our preparation and we are optimistic that we will finish with a few medals after the tournament," said Khalim.

"The team is evenly distributed, we have former world number two in the side in Ratish and also Samuela Tui who is playing the best game of his life. "We have players that have won gold medals in the Pacific Games and other international competitions."

Khalim said the competition would be tougher because some of the best in the world would be part of the event.

But he was confident the side would improve from their last Commonwealth Games outing.

"Our team normally reached quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games and our aim is to move up a notch this year," he said.

"Playing against other teams in the world will be tough but we are ready for the challenge."

A total of 10 Fijian bowlers would participate at the games.

The competition starts next week.

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