17 Jan 2024

Māori women's cricket squad prepare for Pacific tournament

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 17 January 2024

The first Māori women's cricket squad is taking part in the the Pacific Cup tournament which begins today, in a bid to increase the participation of Māori and Pasifika in the sport.

This year's tournament, being played in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, will see teams from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu, as well as Aotearoa all compete for the title.

The diversity and inclusion lead at New Zealand Cricket, Andrew Tara, says the tournament is a good way to encourage Māori and Pacific participation in the sport.

Tara spoke to Ben Strang.