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Thursday 3 November 2011 | Published in Regional


Telecom national cricketers Toara Teinaki and captain Hori Miller are about to embark on one of the most intense and demanding training schedules of their careers.

The two are the first locally-based Cook Islanders to be selected to the highly sought-after ICC Elite Training Camp in Brisbane.

Their selection is a result of their solid performances at the 2011 ICC Tournament and their promise as future stars of cricket in the Pacific.

While in Brisbane the pair will have the rare privilege to be under the guidance of some of Australias finest former and current players and world class coaches. They will undertake an intense physical training programme, video assessment, fault and correction analyses of their technique, class time acquiring cricket strategy education and also compete in 3 Twenty20 and ODI matches.

Cook Islands Crickets Alister Stevic says that this is a positive step forward for elite cricket in the Cook Islands.

The two players have done our country proud by performing on the international regional stage and with their selection signals that the Telecom Cook Islands High Performance Programme is valuable in producing high quality cricketers, says Stevic.

Furthermore their selection promotes opportunities to current and potential local cricketers that there are continued opportunities within Cook Islands Cricket to travel, explore and succeed in the world as a semi professional cricketer.

The pair departs this Friday and while away will be keeping the cricket fraternity up to date with whats happening by writing a series of blogs for the Cook Islands Cricket website.