Mansale Excited about Vanuatu Under 19s

ICC EAP Media Release VANUATU EYES WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION DREAM   “A dream come true” is how Vanuatu under 19 coach Andrew Mansale describes what it would mean to his side to qualify for the 2018 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.   To reach next year’s tournament the side will have to win the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup – East Asia-Pacific Qualifier 2017 being…

July 27, 2017
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ICC EAP Announce Squads and Fixtures for Under 19 Qualifier

ICC EAP Media Release 25 July 2017 SQUADS AND FIXTURES ANNOUNCED FOR UNDER 19 CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER     The next generation of talented Pacific cricketers will be on show in next month’s 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup – East Asia-Pacific Qualifier 2017 on the stunning island of Samoa. The capital Apia will play host to some of the best up and coming cricketers from the region…

July 25, 2017
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Vanuatu retain ICC ranking. Fiji lose theirs.

Ranking Changes Following the 2017 ICC EAP Qualifier     Vanuatu remain above all their EAP competitors in all of the major ranking systems and retain their official ICC ranking of 32 following the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific. Here is a summary of all of the ranking changes that you might like to know about.   Official ICC Ranking Vanuatu | 32 Vanuatu will retain their…

March 4, 2017
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Melanesian Showdown Preview: Vanuatu vs Fiji

Will Fiji come out Fighting or will Vanuatu be Victorious? By Llewelyn Hoy   The 2017 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific is set for a thrilling finale with Melanesian powerhouses, Vanuatu and Fiji, meeting in the final round of the competition with a win promising a place in Division Five of the ICC WCL.     Vanuatu and Fiji have an historic rivalry that…

February 24, 2017
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Pacific Nations All Winners in Round 4

ICC Media Release Fiji set for showdown on Saturday     The stage is set for an all-Pacific showdown between Vanuatu and Fiji following day four of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific in Bendigo, Australia. It was a Pacific whitewash on day four as Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa all won their matches against Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines respectively.   In the closest match of…

February 23, 2017
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Vanuatu One Game Away

Vanuatu Win Big Again By Llewelyn Hoy     Vanuatu’s defeat of Japan has set up a final round showdown with Fiji with the winner taking all, in this case a place in the ICC World Cricket League Division Five event. Japan won the toss and elected to bat on a dry, dusty pitch and got off to a flyer with Taniymaa hitting four boundaries early before attempting one too many…

February 23, 2017
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Fiji and Philippines Record Wins on Day 3

ICC EAP Media Release Fiji go three from three   Fiji’s five-wicket win over Japan was closer than expected after they slumped to 4-64 chasing Japan’s total of just 154. Japanese captain Masaomi Kobayashi (61 not out) continued his good form with the bat but didn’t have enough support from his teammates. Riyad Khan (3-23) and Josefa Baleicicia (3-16) did the damage with the ball for Fiji. Finally, the Philippines…

February 22, 2017
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Vanuatu Continue Dominant Display

Vanuatu Defeat Samoa by 136 runs By Llewelyn Hoy     Vanuatu won the toss and had no hesitation on batting on a good deck with a fast outfield in their third match of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier -East Asia-Pacific. Vanuatu got off to a great start forging a 51 run opening partnership between Dunn and Rasu before Rasu got a beauty from Burgess that leapt off…

February 22, 2017
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Philippines Player Charged With Dissent

ICC Media Release PHILIPPINES’ SHAHZAD CHARGED WITH CODE OF CONDUCT BREACH   Philippines’ player Muzammil Shahzad has been charged for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the Philippines’ match against Vanuatu at Canterbury Park on Monday February 20, 2017. Shahzad was charged with breaching article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”, a…

February 22, 2017
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Fiji Win Clash of the Pacific Islanders

ICC EAP Media Release Fiji remain unbeaten     Wins by Fiji and Vanuatu at the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific see them share the top of the table at the end of day 2 in Bendigo, while Indonesia recorded their first win. In the all-Pacific showdown at Dower Park, Samoa chose to bat first and got off to a great start with an 85-run partnership…

February 20, 2017
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