18 Oct 2011

Sport: Charity match arranged for Fiji cricket captain

11:29 am on 18 October 2011

Current and former New Zealand representatives will come together for a charity match in support of Fiji women's cricket captain Losi Harford next month.

The 38 year old, who has captained Fiji for the last two years, suffered a stroke in August and has been undergoing major rehabilitation ever since.

She is a former member of the Auckland Hearts state team, who will take on a Harford Invitational side to raise money to aid in her recovery.

Fiji women's coach Steve Jenkin says everyone in Fiji is also thinking of her.

"She's an important member of the team. She's helped all our players who've played very little cricket develop their game. Her leadership is outstanding. Her friendship with the players has brought them together and she's helped lift the standard of play which was shown earlier in the year in a competition against Vanuatu."

The Invitational team will be made up of a number of Harford's former New Zealand team mates when she represented the White Ferns in 2007.