Lily Sinei Mulivai is the Vice Captain of Samoan Women's National Cricket Team. Besides, she is also a part of NZ women's Domestic Team - Auckland Hearts, Waitakere Women Prems, Papatoetoe Women's Prems. Lily, who started Cricket at an early age, has come a long way and has several achievements to her name. She was awarded as Player of the Day twice, against Fiji & Vanuatu. She was also awarded as Most Valuable Player for Waitakere Women's Prems last season. Lily envisions a positive growth for her team and would like to see Samoa winning the next East Asia Pacific Tournament. Global Cricket Community would like to wish Lily all the best for her future endeavours.
1. Tell us about yourself?
Full Name: Lily Sinei Mulivai
Date of Birth: 3/8/90
Playing Role: Vice Captain All rounder for Samoa. Captain for Papatoetoe Women's Prems All Rounder.
Batting Style: Right hand top order (#3)
Bowling Style: Pace Bowler (Open Bowler)
Address: Te Atatu Auckland
Country: New Zealand
2. What age did you start playing cricket?
Started playing cricket at the age of 10.
3. How was your first experience with the Game? Who is your inspiration and why?
Definitely my son. He has inspired me the most. Seeing his smile, waking up every day next to him has allowed me to realise that I need to work harder for the development of his life and to be a positive role model for him. On top of that I want him to know that just because I had him didn't mean I couldn't still follow my dream. He's been my #1 supporter :)
4. Which team and Club do you play for? When was it founded?
Play for Samoa women's international, NZ women's Domestic-Auckland Hearts, Waitakere Women Prems, Papatoetoe Women's Prems.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
I see Samoa winning the next EAP Tournament and entering the next World Cup pre qualifiers. Which we all know that we need to work hard to secure a place in the top 3.
6. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
Facebook: Samoa international cricket team.
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
This year in July at the South Pacific games got player of the day against Fiji taking 3 wickets off 8 runs in my fourth over and getting 59 runs not out. In our semi finals against Vanuatu got player of the day taking 4 wickets 1 maiden off 3 runs in my fourth over. Also got named team in the tournament for the Pacific women's cricket 2015. Awarded Most Valuable Player for Waitakere Women's Prems last season.
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
Would love to come to India to play and promote the sport.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket?
If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges? At the moment, not receiving much funding as other nations and also the quality of cricket and the level of fitness to represent at a international level is well under par. Needs a lot of work.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
More funding and quality coaches.
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
Papatoetoe Cricket Club, Waitakere Cricket Club, One club based in Samoa which I'll try and get their details off them.
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why ?
Def the club based in Samoa. They have come along away with their recent progress. The stuff and players have played a major role on a development of cricket in Samoa.