The Vanuatu Cricket Association is pleased to announce the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Women’s Cricket Team for the upcoming 2024 Pacific Cup to be held in Auckland. Scheduled from January 17th to 21st, the team, recent winners of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifiers, is set to face Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, and the newly formed Aotearoa Māori team in what promises to be an exciting competition.
The competition is a key stepping stone for the women's team to enhance their teamwork before the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in April 2024. This qualifier presents their opportunity to earn a spot in the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Coach, Josh Rasu commented:
“Building off the performance and recent win of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier last year our focus has been on refining the squad in preparation for not just the Pacific Cup, where we aim for success, but also for our upcoming qualifier, the gateway to the World Cup.
"The competition will be interesting, especially with the Aotearoa Māori team joining, which could pose a challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing our squad in action."
The Vanuatu National Women’s Team selected for the 2024 Pacific Cup includes:
Selina Solman (Captain, North Efate Bushpigs)
Alvina Chilia (Vice-Captain, Splashe Mele Bulls)
Rachel Andrew (Ifira Blackbirds)
Nasimana Navaika (Tafea CC)
Valenta Lagiatu (Splashe Mele Bulls)
Gillian Chilia (Splashe Mele Bulls)
Vicky Mansale (Splashe Mele Bulls)
Lamaurie Chilia (Splashe Mele Bulls)
Maiylisse Carlot (Mighty Saints)
Raylin Ova (Splashe Mele Bulls)
Natalia Kakor (Paama Sharks)
Lissing Enoch (Ifira Blackbirds)
Vanessa Vira (Paama Sharks)
Mahina Tarimiala (North Efate Bushpigs)
PACIFIC CUP SCHEDULE
8:30 AM VUT Vanuatu vs Fiji
1:00 PM VUT Vanuatu vs Aotearoa Maori
1:00 PM VUT Vanuatu vs Samoa
8:30 AM VUT Vanuatu vs PNG
1:00 PM VUT Vanuatu vs Cook Islands
Sunday 21 January
3rd v 4th playoff, 8:30 AM VUT
5th v 6th playoff, 8:30 AM VUT
Grand final (1st v 2nd), 1:00 PM VUT
All matches will be played at Lloyd Elsmore Park in Auckland and will be live streamed to TVNZ+ online, with replays and commentary. Match Highlights, updates, and information can also be found on the Vanuatu Cricket Facebook page.