Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Moce, Ono-I-Lau, Lakeba, Kabara, Oneata, Komo,Namuka, Vanuabalavu, Rotuma, Cicia, (defunct at the moment is Labasa – butwe’ll revive soon), Tailevu (women).
Each Association has the following number of Men’s and Women’sClubs
- Suva – 16 Men’s clubs 7 Women’s Clubs
- Nadi – 11 Men’s Clubs 2 Women’s teams
- Ono-I-Lau – 3 Men’s clubs
- Moce – 4 Men’s teams 2 Women’s teams
- Lakeba – 4 Men’s Teams
- Kabara – 2 Men’s Teams
- Oneata – 2 Men’s Teams
- Komo – 2 Men’s Teams
- Namuka – 3 Men’s Teams
- Vanuabalavu – 2020 just junior playing but in late 2019
- Rotuma – 4 Men’s Teams
- Cicia – 3 Men’s Teams
- Lautoka – 2 Men’s Teams (playing in the Nadi League)
- Tailevu – 4 Women’s teams
In addition to these clubs we also had secondary and primary school competitions happening before Covid-19 hit the country. There were 8 Secondary Schools playing in the boys competition in Suva/Tailevu and 4 Secondary school splaying in Nadi. Competition reached last round before eliminations then Covid-19 stopped it all.
Primary Schools: we were fortunate to complete the Primary SchoolTournaments in Tailevu, Suva/Nasinu/Navua but unfortunately could not proceed with the Western tournament due to Covid.
In Tailevu there were: 13 boys and 12 girls teams
In Suva/Nasinu/Navua there were: 14 boys and 11 girls teams
Despite the Challenges of 2020, Cricket Fiji acknowledges the following as true major achievements in 2020:
- Started the first ever Women’s Cricket T10 and T20 Leagues here in Viti Levu. Started off with 6 teams (Nadi, Tailevu North, Moce, Ono-I-Lau,Island Sinas and Serua) in the T10 competition which was very successful. After that tournament an additional 7 teams requested to join the T20 Club League. Again, this is the first-ever proper women’s club competition held here in Fiji with a record number of teams. The T10 started in July with Finals in August 2020 and the T20 started September and will end in March 2021. A great boost for Women’s participation in sport.
- Hosted the First Ever T10Competition in 11 of our 12 Associations in Fiji – this was a major success as it set the platform for the rest of the season and the T20 Season Opener.T10 Competitions were held in Suva, Nadi/Lautoka, Lakeba, Moce (in which Kabara, Oneata, Komo and Namuka participated), Ono-I-Lau, Cicia and Rotuma.
- We held the First Ever CricketFiji Association Cup – in which the following Associations were brought into Suva from their respective Islands/Associations and competed over 2 weeks at Albert Park. Suva, Ono-I-Lau, Nadi, Moce, Oneata, Lakeba, Kabara, Namuka,Komo, Rotuma Cicia and a Cricket Fiji Invitational Team. For the first time ever as well, the format of the tournament was both T20 (pool games) withOne-Day matches (50 Overs) from eliminations stages. The final was played in a50 over match between Suva and Ono-I-Lau in which Suva won. Suva will then host a Cup defense match each month (if they continue to win) ie starting with Moce in January 2021.
- Completed the Tailevu,Suva/Nasinu/Navua Primary School competitions before COVID hit. We also started, after a span of almost 10 years, the Boys Secondary School Competition in Term1 2020. The Girls Secondary Schools comp was scheduled for Term 2 but unfortunately COVID ruined that.
National Competitions Conducted
- Men’s Association Cup Tournament
- Women’s T10 Tournament
Activities in DevelopmentPrograms Conducted
School clinics and Community and Junior clinics conducted throughoutFiji and reached approximately a total of 17,890 participants. This was a record number since approximately 15,000 was achieved in the early months ofJanuary, February and March, before COVID. The numbers slowed down later in the year (when allowed to by Government) since it was done mainly in communities and not in schools. We also conducted Coaching programs for primary schoolteachers in early 2020 and scoring clinics as well for women players.