Vanuatu advance in T20 cricket qualifier

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Vanuatu have secured their spot in the men’s T20 cricket World Cup East Asia-Pacific Regional Final qualifier.

Vanuatu finished top of the table in the sub-regional qualifier, with five wins from six matches.

Vanuatu will join PNG, the Philippines, and the winner of another sub-regional qualifier – either Japan, Indonesia or South Korea – at the Regional Final series in 2023.

The winner of that tournament will then go on to the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Player of the Tournament was awarded to Cook Islands captain Ma’ara Ave, who scored 290 runs from six at an average of 72.50.

Fiji and Samoa played well throughout the Qualifier and have plenty of positive points to take home.

Fijian Seru Marutu Tupou topped the wicket takers list with 10 dismissals across five matches at an impressive economy rate of 6.37.

All eyes now turn to Japan, who will host to Indonesia and South Korea at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional EAP B Qualifier between 15 – 18 October.

The winners will book their final spot at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Regional Final in 2023.

Source: RNZ