The Vanuatu Cricket Association is excited to announce the fixtures and team lists for the inaugural Pacific Cup, a T20 International tournament running 3-6 October 2022 to be played between the women's national sides of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and hosts Vanuatu.
A joint initiative between the four competing nations and with assistance from the ICC, New Zealand Cricket and with plans to expand the event in future editions the Pacific Cup will see the four teams each play six T20 Internationals over three match days on the 3, 5, & 6 October 2022.
Each team will play double headers each day with games commencing from 9.30AM and 1.30PM at the Vanuatu Cricket Grounds near Korman. Entrance is free for all spectators. Whichever team finishes on top of the ladder at tournament's end will be crowned champions.
Day one action on Monday will see the Selina Solman-led Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Women's National Cricket Team - currently the country's highest ranked sporting team at number 30 in global T20 cricket - take on 16th world ranked Samoa on VCG 1. On the adjacent ground, and hot off their 5th place at the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in the UAE, 14th ranked team PNG take on Fiji who will be looking to improve on their 56th ranking during the tournament.
The schedule for the inaugural Pacific Cup
TEAM LISTS: FIJI: Ruci Kaiwai MURIYALO (Capt), Ilisapeci Vulisere WAQAVAKATOGA (VC), Ana Kuricava GONERARA, Ateca Isabelle Sigamosi Donald KAINOCO, Elizabeth Pauline Grace ROKORO, Karalaini Vesu VAKURUIVALU, Kiera Muahea'he'a AMOE, Lagakali Ecelina LOMANI, Maeavhanisi Sheena Corine ERASITO, Melaia Biu Olivia SEKILEKUTU, Sulia Vuni Takayawa Leba Talei COLATI, Volau Ledua Vakaloloma MATAKI
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Kaia ARUA (Capt), Tanya RUMA (VC), Melanie Nadea ANI, Geua Pauke TOM, Hollan DORIGA, Kevau FRANK, Mairi TOM, Pauke SIAKA, Brenda Hoi TAU, Naoani Noinoi VARE, Sibona Lucy JIMMY, Henao Jean THOMAS, Isabel TOUA, Ravini OA, Vicky ARAA
SAMOA: Kolotita Makerita LUI NONU (Capt), Lagi Otilia TELEA (VC), Florence AGAIMALO, Ariota Manusina KUPITO, Jacinta SANELE, Taalili IOSEFO, Tuaoloa Helen SEMAU, Sarina MOE, Kalala TANUVASA, Leofao APOLINASIO, Eleni Tasha, VAATASI SOLOMUA, Taofi LAFAI, Vanisi TALALELEI, Ailaoa Felicia AOINA VANUATU: Selina SOLMAN (Capt), Alvina CHILIA, Rachel ANDREW, Valenta LANGIATU, Vicky MANSALE, Ruth KALTONGGA, Netty CHILIA, Leimara TASTUKI, Maylise CARLOT, Theresa MANSALE, Rayline OVA, Leisau JACOB, Nasimana NAVAIKA, Lizzing ENOCH.
FULL FIXTURES: MON 3 OCT Vanuatu v Samoa 9.30am VCG 1 PNG v Fiji 9.30am VCG 2 Vanuatu v Fiji 1.30pm VCG 1 Samoa v PNG 1.30pm VCG 2 WED 5 OCT Samoa v Fiji 9.30am VCG 1 Vanuatu v PNG 9.30am VCG 2 Fiji v PNG 1.30pm VCG 1 Samoa v Vanuatu 1.30pm VCG 2 THU 6 OCT PNG v Samoa 9.30am VCG 1 Fiji v Vanuatu 9.30am VCG 2 PNG v Vanuatu 1.30pm VCG 1 Fiji v Samoa 1.30pm VCG 2
ABC Pacific Beat story with interviews: https://www.abc.net.au/pacific/programs/pacificbeat/pacificcupcricket/101489440 Further information regarding live streaming will be released in due course.