Eight men’s and six women’s teams are expected to compete in this year’s Rarotonga Cricket Club competition.
The weekly competition is scheduled to start on September 11.
Cook Islands Cricket Association is holding its annual
general meeting on August 24 to confirm the team numbers and other details.
Association chief executive officer Davis Teinaki is
requesting all club representatives to attend the meeting at the CISNOC
building meeting room in Nikao, starting at 5.30pm sharp.
“Please send a club representative to attend this very
Matavera and Turangi are the defending women’s and men’s
champions. In the women’s final last year, Matavera played Turangi and a super
over decided the winner of this intense match. Matavera won the super over to
get crowned champion for the third year in a row.
In the men’s final, Turangi battled Nikao. After a close and
exciting chase, Turangi won the match by three wickets.
The finalists will return this year alongside Tupapa, Avana,
Muri, Arorangi and Takuvaine.
“We will have a better idea of the teams competing this year
at the AGM. Once we confirm the team number, we can start working on the
fixtures,” Teinaki said.
He said last year’s competition was a success with eight
men’s and six women’s teams competing.
“The 2020 season was a success including the Cook Islands
Games which also featured cricket. We also saw some close and intense
competition between the participating teams especially in the finals.”
With international competition on hold due to Covid-19
pandemic, Teinaki said the key focus will be on strengthening domestic
“We are expecting some fierce competition from local clubs
as we know all teams will come out aiming for the title.”