The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is defying the coronavirus-led shutdown of worldwide sport by scheduling their Women’s Super League cricket final and streaming it on social media on Saturday.
Most sport world wide, together with all worldwide cricket, has been delivered to a halt due to the social distancing measures put in place to regulate the pandemic.
Vanuatu, some 2,000 kilometres off the east coast of Australia, has a inhabitants of 300,000 however has not but recorded a single case of COVID-19.
“We’re lucky here in Vanuatu and life is returning to normal so we thought it was our duty to provide the world with some live sport,” Shane Deitz, chief govt of Vanuatu Cricket, mentioned in a video posted on Twitter.
“We really hope that everyone around the world can tune in and watch some fantastic cricket coming from Vanuatu and break up the boredom you must be suffering stuck in your living rooms.”
Power House Sharks will play Tafea Black Birds within the semi-finals within the morning earlier than the winners tackle Mele Bulls within the final of the 4-workforce competitors.
The women’s final was preceded by a males’s exhibition match and streamed dwell from the capital Port Vila on the Vanuatu Cricket Twitter feed and Facebook web page.