The women’s cricket team of Vanuatu, a country in the Oceania region, has resorted to collect donations to participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) event.

Vanuatu is scheduled to participate in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Abu Dhabi but lacks funds to upgrade the team’s equipment.

Vanuatu qualified for the Global Qualifiers by defeating Japan in the East Asia Pacific Qualifiers.


Teams from the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland, UAE, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Scotland, USA and Uganda are participating in the global qualifiers which started on April 25.

According to the report, the team needs six to seven thousand dollars for better equipment, but the Vanuatu Cricket Association requested funds from the public to collect the money.

The Vanuatu Cricket Association has created a fundraising link on the GoFundMe portal and so far $3,000 have been collected.

The amount required is equivalent to one match fee of any international cricket team player.