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Women’s Squads Announced for the 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific

The winner of this tournament will progress through to a Global Qualifier to be held later this year.

Women’s Squads Announced for the 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific - Cricket News
The 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific will be held in Apia, Samoa from July 15th-22nd, 2016.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announces the final women’s squads for the 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific to be held in Apia, Samoa from July 15th-22nd, 2016.
 
The teams competing in the tournament are host Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Japan. Samoa and PNG qualified for the tri-series by virtue of finishing 1st and 2nd respectively at the 2015 Pacific Games in PNG.
 
The winner of the qualifier will progress through to a Global Qualifier to be held later this year ahead of the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup which will take place in England.
 
“We know that a bigger, better global game is one which has more women involved in all aspects of our sport and the ICC has committed to making that a strategic priority,” said ICC East Asia-Pacific Regional Development Manager Kieran McMillan. “Part of that is ensuring there is a pathway for Associate and Affiliate Members to global cricket events.” 
 
“It will be exciting to see the improvements in the competing national teams as a result of increased grassroots participation that underpins their talent development programs,” continued McMillan.
 


Joining the competition for a second time will be a team from Cricket Without Borders (CWOB). CWOB is an organisation that aims to promote and develop the game of cricket for young women in the spirit of sportsmanship, friendship, cultural diversity and fun. CWOB will put together an invitational side made up from young girls from around Victoria, Australia. They can’t win the event, but will play matches against the three (3) competing nations. The team will be coached by former Australian cricketer Bryce McGain.
 
The first round of matches will be played on Friday July 15th at the Garden Ovals complex in Apia. The team on top of the points table at the end of the double round robin will be declared the winner and all matches will be live scored with scores available through the EAP website.
 
SQUADS:
Japan
Mai Yanagida (C), Etsuko Kobayasji (VC), Eri Yamaguchi (VC), Miho Asama, Rio Endo, Kanae Ishimoto, Miho Kanno, Shizuka Miyaji, Ayako Nakayama, Kaoruko Nishida, Kurumi Ota, Madoka Shiraishi, Ayana Suzuki, Aki Umetani.
Coach: Nicole Martin
 
Papua New Guinea
Pauke Siaka (C), Helen Buruka (VC), Ravini Oa (VC), Veru Kila Frank, Konio Oala, Brenda Hoi Tau, Kopi John, Mairi Tom, Hinamutawa Philip, Kari Serua, Sibona Lucy Jimmy, Geathie Kilapat, Daniella Luwenica Saiwa Ila, Renagi Mogala
Coach: Rodney Maha
 
Samoa
Regina Sela Monika Lili’i (C), Perelini Mulitalo (VC), Lelia Ane Bourne, Taalili Iosefo, Via Meretiana Andrew, Feala Vaelua, Taofi Lafai, Matile Uliao, Letelesa Autagavaia, Faamitai Anitoni, Lagi Otila Tele’a, Eleni Vaaetasi, Velder Levaula, Filimaua Malo
Coach: Taitoe Uala Kaisala
 
Cricket Without Borders
Charlotte Killeen, Alana King, Grace Lee, Chelsea Moscript, Molly Ward, Georgia Kerr, Maddie May, Chelsea Ryan, Eloise Gardner, Maddi Tobias, Madeline Hendy, Alice Johnston, Zoe Quinsey Munro, Sophie Jennings, Jess Adams
Coach: Bryce McGain


Fixtures:

Note: All 50-over qualifier matches will be played at Ground 1, while Ground 2 will host T20 practice matches.
 
Day 3: Friday, July 15, 2016
Ground 1: Samoa  v PNG
Ground 2 10 am: Japan v CWOB
Ground 2  2 pm: CWOB v Japan

Day 4: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Ground 1: PNG v Japan
Ground 2 10 am: Samoa v CWOB
Ground 2  2 pm: CWOB v Samoa

Day 5: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Rest Day  

Day 6: Monday, July 18, 2016
Ground 1: Japan v Samoa
Ground 2 10 am: PNG v CWOB
Ground 2  2 pm: CWOB v PNG

Day 7: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Ground 1: PNG v Samoa
Ground 2 10 am: CWOB v Japan
Ground 2  2 pm: Japan v CWOB 

Day 8: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Rest/Reserve Day

Day 9: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ground 1: Japan v PNG
Ground 2 10 am: CWOB v Samoa
Ground 2  2 pm: Samoa v CWOB

Day 10: Friday, July 22, 2016
Ground 1: Samoa v Japan
Ground 2 10 am: CWOB v PNG  
Ground 2  2 pm: PNG v CWOB


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