12 Apr 2013

Sport: Fiji cricket eyes shot at revenge

10:53 am on 12 April 2013

Fiji's cricketers are eying up a shot at revenge if they can advance to the final of World Cricket League 7 in Botswana on Friday night.

The Blues are currently second in the group standings ahead of their final group match against the host nation in Lobatse.

A fourth win in five games would ensure they qualify for Saturday's grand final against Vanuatu and guarantee promotion to Division 6 as one of the top two finishers..

Retiring player Joe Rika says the team is keen to atone for their only loss of the tournament.

"It will be great for the region for both the EAP sides to make it through the qualifiers. We've got a good rivalry between us and Vanuatu. We know we can do a lot better than yesterday's ( Wednesday) game - there's a few changes we've identified but now we've still got Botswana to go and we have to get through hurdle before we can start worrying about Vanuatu."

Vanuatu have already secured one spot in the final but can finish the group phase unbeaten if they see of Ghana, while third placed Nigeria must win their match against Germany to have any hope of making the final.