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Vanuatu National Squads Announced for Upcoming Australian Indigenous Tour


Ronald Tari (Men's Captain, Left) Selina Solman (Women's Captain, Right)


North Efate’s Ronald Tari has been named the new captain of the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Men’s National Cricket Team for the Australian Indigenous Cricket Tour which set to hit off tomorrow at the Vanuatu Cricket Grounds (Korman). In the absence of incumbent skipper Patrick Matautaava who has taken up a seasonal work contract alongside three other senior players in Andrew Mansale, vice captain Junior Kaltapau and Apolinaire Stephen in Australia, Tari comes into the role in a caretaker capacity, leading a refreshed squad with all-rounder Joshua Rasu named his deputy. The historic tournament, will see the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Men’s and Women’s national teams face the Indigenous Australian sides for the first time on home soil with the women’s team starting the event at 9AM tomorrow (Friday) morning. The tournament will be played in T20 International format, with teams playing four games each to decide the respective men’s and women’s Australian Indigenous Tour 2023 Champions. All matches will to be played at Vanuatu Cricket Grounds, Port Vila and will be live streamed via the Vanuatu Cricket Facebook page from Saturday onwards. The squads selected to represent Vanuatu are: Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu National Men’s Team:

  1. Ronald Tari (Captain, North Efate Bushpigs)

  2. Joshua Rasu (Vice-Captain, Tusker Panthers)

  3. Jamal Vira (Paama Sharks)

  4. Nalin Nipiko (Ifira Blackbirds CC)

  5. Williamsing Nalisa (Tafea CC)

  6. Clement Tommy (Tafea CC)

  7. Kenny Tari (Tusker Panthers)

  8. Darren Wotu (Tafea CC)

  9. Wamejo Wotu (Tafea CC)

  10. Curran Kendrick (Paama Sharks)

  11. Tony Tamata (Tusker Panthers)

  12. Jarryd Allan (Tusker Panthers)

  13. Simpson Obed (Mighty Saints)

  14. Godfrey Mangau (Tafea CC)

  15. Obed Yosef (Paama Sharks)


Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu National Women’s Team:

  1. Selina Solman (Captain, North Efate Bushpigs)

  2. Alvina Chilia (Vice-Captain, Splashe Mele Bulls)

  3. Nasimana Navaika (Tafea CC)

  4. Rachel Andrew (Ifira Blackbirds CC)

  5. Marcelina Mete (Splashe Mele Bulls)

  6. Maiylise Carlot (Mighty Saints CC)

  7. Netty Chilia (Splashe Mele Bulls)

  8. Leimauri Chilia (Splashe Mele Bulls)

  9. Mahlonie Vatoko (Splashe Mele Bulls)

  10. Leisau Jacob (Ifira BlackBird CC)

  11. Lissing Enock (Ifira Blackbird CC

  12. Vicky Mansale (Splashe Mele Bulls)

  13. Therese Mansale (Splashe Mele Bulls)

  14. Tina Kalosin (North Efate Bushpigs)

  15. Ruth Kaltonga (Ifira Blackbirds CC)

  16. Rayline Ova (Splashe Mele Bulls)



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