Cricket world cup fever hits Raro

Friday March 27, 2015 Written by Published in Cricket
Rarotonga boys and girls are in for more than just a chocolate treat, with the buzz of the Cricket World Cup set to take over Easter weekend for the island’s very own ‘Mini World Cup’ . Rarotonga boys and girls are in for more than just a chocolate treat, with the buzz of the Cricket World Cup set to take over Easter weekend for the island’s very own ‘Mini World Cup’ .

Cricket world cup mania is coming to Rarotonga in the form of a ‘Mini World Cup’ on Easter Saturday in Muri for cricket-loving local tamariki. 

Cook Islands Cricket will be bringing the excitement of the current Cricket World Cup being hosted in New Zealand and Australia to the islands to inspire future local cricket champions. 

Cricket chief executive officer Alister Stevic says they don’t traditionally run junior cricket at this time of the year but parents have asked for more programmes for their cricket-mad kids.Due to the demand for more cricket at the previous junior event in January, a Mini World Cup seemed perfect. 

“While cost prohibited screening cup games, we have the next best thing,” says 

Stevic.

“Kids will wear coloured training bibs with the names of the countries competing at the World Cup – so each team will get to play as a different country.” 

Stevic says support from the community for their junior programmes has again been overwhelming allowing Cook Islands Cricket to give away plenty of freebies to the kids including free cricket balls, free Easter chocolates, free sausage sizzle and certificates. There will even a free bus that will go island-wide to collect and drop off the kids.

It’s free to play, open for children aged 7 to 13 and will be held at the Muri field on Easter Saturday April 4 between 9am and 12.30pm.

Parents do not have to register their children but Cook Islands Cricket asks parents to try to send their children with sports shoes.  For the free bus timetable or for more information please contact Alister on 20744 or 55740.  

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