21 Feb 2011

Fiji Cricket name men's training squad

11:37 am on 21 February 2011

Four new caps and four overseas-based players have been included in Cricket Fiji's senior squad for 2011.

The 38 players will begin training on next month ahead of the Easter tournament which will serve as the national team's main selection trials.

The team's first major competition for the year is the East Asia Pacific Twenty20 Tournament in Papua New Guinea in July.

Among the international players are Australian-based Tasheed Taheed and Maciu Gauna, along with Jikoi Kida who is deployed in Syria with the army and Imran Khan who lives in the United States and is the leading wicket-taker in the Northern California competition.

Noa Acawei is one of the four new additions after impressing for the Fiji team in the recent EAP tournament in Brisbane, where he was named in the Team of the Tournament.

The other first timers are Rukesh Patel, Peni Dakai and Tomasi Nawaciono.