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Vanuatu women's national cricket

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The Vanuatu women's national cricket team represents the
Vanuatu
Republic of Vanuatu in international women's cricket. It is
organised by the game's governing body in the country, the
Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA), which is an associate member
of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Having made its international debut the previous year, against Fiji,
Vanuatu first participated in an international tournament at the
2012 ICC East Asia-Pacific regional qualifiers for the World Association Vanuatu Cricket
Twenty20, winning two matches and placing fourth out of six Association
teams. At the 2014 edition of the same tournament, they finished Personnel
last, with only a single win (against the Cook Islands). Vanuatu's
Captain Marcelina Mete
next major event is the women's tournament at the 2015 Pacific
Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. International Cricket Council
ICC status Affiliate member
In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 (1995)
International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Associate member
Twenty20 matches played between Vanuatu women and another (2009)
international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[1]
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
Women's international cricket
First Vanuatu vs.
Contents international Fiji
History (Port Vila; 11 April
Tournament history 2011)
EAP Women's Championship
As of 26 November 2015
Pacific Games
See also
References

History
"Traditional cricket", similar to the kilikiti played in Samoa, has long been popular amongst Ni-Vanuatu
women, but the standard version of the sport was only popularised in the late 2000s, with the backing of the
Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA) and the ICC East Asia-Pacific development programme.[2] Vanuatu made
its international debut in April 2011, hosting a tri-series against Fiji and a team from the North Coast region of
the Australian state of New South Wales.[3][4] In May 2012, the country hosted the 2012 East Asia-Pacific
Women's Championship.[5] The tournament was played using the Twenty20 format, with the winner
progressing to the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier in Ireland.[6] Vanuatu joined the three teams from the
previous 2010 tournament – Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa – as well as the Cook Islands and Fiji.[7] In
the round-robin stage, Vanuatu recorded wins against Fiji and the Cook Islands, finishing fourth in the table.
In the third-place playoff against Samoa, they lost by eight wickets.[8]

At the 2014 EAP Women's Championship in Japan (a qualifier for the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier),
Vanuatu again placed fourth in the group stages, though out of five rather than six teams (Fiji having dropped
out).[9] Their only win in the round-robin was by eight runs against the Cook Islands,[10] but they were unable to
repeat in the fifth-place playoff, losing by six wickets.[11] In April 2015, the New Caledonian national women's
team toured Vanuatu, playing six matches against Vanuatu in Port Vila. The tour was part of both sides'
preparation for the women's tournament at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.[12]
Vanuatu also played against a mixed men and women's side from the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) in the
lead-up to the games.[13]

Tournament history

EAP Women's Championship


◾ 2010: did not qualify[14]
◾ 2012: 4th place (6 teams)[15]
◾ 2014: 5th place (5 teams)[16]

Pacific Games
◾ 2015: 4th place (6 teams)

See also
◾ Vanuatu men's national cricket team
◾ Vanuatu men's national under-19 cricket team

References
1. "All T20I matches to get international status" (https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/672322).
International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
2. Associate members: Vanuatu (http://www.icc-cricket.com/about/149/icc-members/associate-
members/vanuatu) – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
3. (18 April 2011). "First ever Women's Cricket Tri Series on home soil"
(http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=2-3134-0-
0-0&sID=31388&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=15473050) – Vanuatu Women and Sport Commission.
Retrieved 10 July 2015.
4. (13 April 2011). "2011 Women’s Tri Series Launched" (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?
c=1-1362-0-0-0&sID=14240&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=15423989) – Vanuatu Cricket. Retrieved 10
July 2015.
5. Other women's matches played by Vanuatu Women
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Teams/21/21043/Other_Womens_Matches.html) – CricketArchive.
Retrieved 10 July 2015.
6. (30 April 2012). "Squads Named For Women's ICC EAP T20 Championship"
(http://www.cricketworld.com/squads-named-for-women-s-icc-eap-t20-championship/31146.htm) – Cricket
World. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
7. ICC East Asia-Pacific Women's Championship 2012 table
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/Tables/17/ICC_East_Asia-
Pacific_Womens_Championship_2012.html) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
8. (18 May 2012). "Samoa defeat Vanuatu to claim third"
(http://www.icceap.com/womens_event/2012/newsdetails.php?newsId=20237_1337329140) – ICC East
Asia-Pacific. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
9. ICC East Asia-Pacific Women's Championship 2014
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/Tables/22/ICC_East_Asia-
Pacific_Womens_Championship_2014.html) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
10. Cook Islands Women v Vanuatu Women
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/648/648414.html), ICC East Asia-Pacific Women's
Championship 2014 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
11. Cook Islands Women v Vanuatu Women
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/648/648417.html), ICC East Asia-Pacific Women's
Championship 2014 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
12. (15 April 2015). "Vanuatu prepare for Pacific Games with Friendly Matches"
(http://www.icceap.com/newsdetails.php?newsId=23947_1429083120) – ICC East Asia-Pacific. Retrieved
10 July 2015.
13. (1 July 2015)."Vanuatu and New Caledonia hope to shine at Pacific Games"
(http://www.icceap.com/newsdetails.php?newsId=24011_1435729380) – ICC East Asia-Pacific. Retrieved
10 July 2015.
14. Women's East Asia-Pacific Trophy 2010
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/13/Womens_East_Asia-Pacific_Trophy_2010.html) –
CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
15. ICC East Asia-Pacific Women's Championship 2012
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/17/ICC_East_Asia-
Pacific_Womens_Championship_2012.html) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
16. ICC East Asia-Pacific Women's Championship 2014
(https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/22/ICC_East_Asia-
Pacific_Womens_Championship_2014.html) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
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