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The game of cricket was introduced to the country by English Expatriates during colonization when the country was known as the New Hebrides and has been played in Vanuatu since around 1905.


The Vanuatu Cricket Association began upon affiliation with the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1995 and later gained associate status in 2005. 

The commencement of the Community Cricket Development Program in the year 2000 has been the key component in the growth of cricket in Vanuatu. The program which started with 400 participants in the year 2000, is now rolled out to numerous schools and communities throughout Efate, Santo, Malekula and Tanna encouraging many juniors to take up the game.

Vanuatu Cricket also maintains a local club competitions structure at both junior and senior levels which feeds into our high-performance streams.


To date Vanuatu Cricket has grown to have:

-Roughly 25,000+ participants, approximately 10% of the total population of Vanuatu, through its development programs. 

- An annual club cricket season from February to November each year.

-A sport for development program in partnership with the Pacific Sports Partnership Program (soon to be Australian Sports Partnership Program) aimed at combating NCD's, promote social inclusion and soon to include a Gender Based program to use cricket to combat Gender Based Violence in our communities and country.

- 4 High Performance teams representing Vanuatu at International and regional competitions, National Men, Women and U19s teams. 

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