Korean cricket side to tour Fiji
Jale Daucakacaka/Cricket Fiji
July 2, 2014 4:57 am
The Korean men’s cricket team will be touring the country next week as part of its preparations for the upcoming Asian Games.
The squad, comprising of 18 players and officials, will arrive in Fiji on July 9th for a 15-day tour, which will comprise of a training camp and approximately ten Twenty20 matches against the Fiji senior men’s squad.
Cricket Fiji’s High Performance manager Joe Rika says the tour had come at an opportune time for the national team, with players in the process of fighting for selection in the final squad to tour India and Australia later this year.
“This mainly is a tour to help Korea prepare for the Asian Games, which comes at the same time as our Indian tour. It gives us an opportunity to play an international side and get our players exposed at that level. Korea is still a budding cricket nation and we hope to help them through this and get our players exposed as well.”
The national men’s cricket team will embark on a tour of India in October.