Cricket Fiji prepares for PICC23
6 February, 2023, 3:15 pm
Fiji has selected their squad for the Pacific Island Cricket Challenge 2023 (PICC23).
Chief executive officer Sitiveni Rokoro said Cricket Fiji would co-host the inaugural Pacific Island Cricket Challenge 2023 with the Australian Defence Force Cricket from March 6–18.
“Five men and five women’s teams will participate in this one-week tournament,” he said.
“Participating countries are Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu, Fiji and a combined ANZAC team (Australian and New Zealand Defence Force).
“The men’s and women’s tournaments will be played side-by-side, with teams playing four games each, culminating in a final series and gala grand-final to decide respective men’s and women’s PICC23 Champions.
“All matches will be played at Albert Park, Suva and will be live-streamed to participating countries.
“Today (on Saturday) saw the culmination of the three days trials for the selection of the national men’s team and the final of the 8 weeks Suva Women’s League.
The national men and women’s teams were announced today by the Chairman of the Cricket Fiji Board, Ratu Meli Saubulinayau.
Men’s: 1 Tevita Waqavakatoga, 2 Saimoni Tuitoga, 3 Delaimakutu Sokoiwasa, 4 Josaia Baleicikobia, 5 Peni Volavola, 6 Soko Waqavakatoga, 7 Noa Acawei, 8 Jone Wesele, 9 Sekove Ravoka, 10 Eriki Biudole, 11 Petero Cabebula, 12 Siteri Tabu, 13 Metuisela Beitaki, 14 Cakacaka Veretaki, 15 Peni Koto, 16 Apete Sokovagone, 17 James Vulisere, 18 Sosiceni Weleilakeba, 19 Peni Dakainivanua, 20 Josefa Teleni, 21 Peniseni Ledua, 22 Uraia Sorovakatini, 23 Cakacaka Cokovaki
Women’s: 1 Karalaini Vakuruivalu, 2 Ruci Kaiwai, 3 Ilisapeci Waqavakatoga, 4 Melaia Biu, 5 Ateca Kainoco, 6 Maevhanisi Erasito, 7 Lagakali Lomani, 8 Sulia Tuitoga, 9 Elizabeth Rokoro, 10 Kiera Amoe, 11 Ana Gonerara, 12 Sereima Adikula, 13 Mereani Rodan, 14 Ilivema Erenavula, 15 Cilia Lewatu, 16 Abigail Raikatalau, 17 Akata Matanisiga, 18 Maca Vuruna, 19 Naomi Raikatalau, 20 Akanisi Delai