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Six Fijian district teams will contest the Diwarka Prasad Trophy, the premier domestic event in Fijian cricket, this weekend.
Played using a place-of-origin format, the best available players represent the district in which they were born, regardless of where they now live. The tournament is Fiji's only inter-district tournament.
Suva (1), Suva (2), Combined Lautoka/Nadi, Moce, Tubou and Natokolau will each play three 50-over games with the top two teams meeting in the final on Easter Monday.
The Shield is part of the selection of the Fijian national squad to contest the World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Tanzania in the latter part of 2008.
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