First ever Women's Cricket Tri Series on home soil
18 ni-Vanuatu were selected, the majority hailing from nearby Efate's largest village, and the country's largest - Mele village. Traditional Cricket was the popular form of cricket played from the years back, up until 2009.
The Vanuatu team, fairly young - only of a few months old is captained by inspriing young Alvina Chilia, also from Mele Village. Experienced Alvina was the only female who part took along with the U15 boys national team to Indonesia in 2007.
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The program is as follows:
Monday 11 April 9:00am - Fiji v North Coast Zone Women [NCZW] (Vanuatu - Bye)
Monday 11 April 1.00pm – Fiji v Vanuatu (NCZW) Women – Bye)
Tuesday 12 April 9.00am – NCZW v Vanuatu (Fiji – Bye)
1. Alvina Chilia (Captain), 2. Becky Mete (Vice Captain), 3. Glenda Vira, 4. Edna Mansale, 5. Toululu Chilia, 6. Mahina Tarimiala, 7. Leimauri Chilia, 8. Stella Sokomanu, 9. Noeline Tastuki, 10. Nelly Masauvakalo, 11. Rosella Ova, 12. Flora Napanga, 13. Judy Avok, 14. Rayline Matautaava, 15. Belinda Chilia, 16. Lia Langiatu, 17. Selinda Tastuki, 18. Sheila Simelum
Coach: Andrew Mansale. Team Manager: Lillian Ala.
Tuesday 12 April 1.00pm – NCZW v Fiji (Vanuatu – Bye)
Wednesday 13 April 9.00am – Vanuatu v Fiji (VCZW-Bye)
Wednesday 13 April 1.00pm – Vanuatu v VCZW (Fiji – Bye)
The above games take place at Independence Park, while the final take place at the Kazaa Field (Korman Stadium vicinity)
Thursday 14 April 9/00am – FINAL Teams 1 v 2
Saturday 16 April 9.00am - Challenge 50-over Fiji v Vanuatu Kazaa Field
Vanuatu Women and Sport Commission chairwoman Dalsie Baniala said it was an inspiration for our young and successful women cricketers, on this very beginning to take the lead as ambassadors, prove that Vanuatu women can play international cricket and that inspriation will develop in the years to come as more women come to play cricket, their perfection in skills, and their passion will be of great challenge to boost the development of women's cricket. VWAS congratulates Vanuatu Cricket on the birth and development of accommodating a women's league, namely, the Digicel Vanuatu Women's National team. Congratulations!