Club sides are relishing the opportunity to showcase their skills to the world this weekend.
Two new teams, an increase in new junior players and a new format to the competition season will see what Cook Islands Cricket chief executive officer Alister Stevic believes will be a bigger, better faster Rarotonga Twenty-20 senior season.
Changes to the season’s competitions have included a shift from the historic straight round robin into two separate Eastern and Western conferences.
At the completion of the Eastern and Western Conferences all club sides come together to participate in a round robin, followed by an East versus West final with the winner progressing through to the champion of champions playoff against the victors of the round robin.
Stevic says that in addition to the pending excitement of the local cricketing fraternity, the action which starts this Saturday will also be closely watched by Cook Islands Crickets 1000 Facebook and twitter followers.
“The New Zealand Croatia tour has placed a global spotlight on the Cook Islands,” says Stevic.
“I am certain our local cricketers will relish the opportunity to impress both our local and global audiences with their ability and unique playing style. Hopefully, that excitement will translate into more international club and social sides touring the Cook Islands for our Festival of Cricket in January”.