Vanuatu Cricket through the Women’s Island Cricket program organized a two-day (16th-17th of March) umpiring and scoring training. A total of 10 female participants were able to complete the two days training. The 10 participants were from Ifira, Sea-Side, Pango, Erakor and Beverly Hills.

The main purpose of this training program was to provide participants with more knowledge and understanding of the game and the rules of island cricket. “We ran a similar training at the start of each year, before the season competitions kick off to allow players from each club to participate and learn more about the rules of the game and how to record scores for island cricket,” said Women’s Cricket Supervisor, Amelia Lawac. She continues, saying that the participants who have attended and successfully completed this training are now eligible to officiate island cricket matches that will be played throughout the year.

At the end of the second day of this training program, Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA) awarded the participants who successfully attended and completed the umpiring and scoring training with a successful completion certificate.

The Island Cricket Program is funded by the Australian Government through the Pacific Sports Partnership Program (PSP).