Team from Sydney for Fiji tournament

A team from Sydney is amongst the eight taking part in this weekend's annual Easter tournament in Suva, Fiji.

Friends United Sports Club will join seven representatives sides from across Fiji to conest the event, which will be played using the Twenty/20 format for the first time.

The return of Komo and Oneata from the Lau group of islands reflects the rejuvenation of the tournament, which has struggled in recent years to attract teams. Previously, it was common for teams from New Zealand and Australia to take part in the three-day event which traditionally is the biggest in Fijian cricket, as well as the Tongan national team.

Also returning are teams from Lautoka and Nadi, from the western side of the main island, Viti Levu.

The eight teams will be split into two pools of four with pool games being played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the semi finals and grand final being played on Monday.