Defending champion, Lautoka which has been drawn in the group of death for the 80th Courts IDC has started preparations to defend the title in Suva.
They are in Group A with last year’s finalist Ba, Labasa and giant killers, Nasinu.
Lautoka’s Manager Paul Abraham says they will not underestimate Nasinu who has just been promoted in the Premier competition.
Nasinu has joined the Premier competition after a long eight years and their first assignment in the Courts IDC starts with champion sides like Ba, Lautoka and Labasa.
However, Nasinu’s President, Oniel Chand says these champion teams should get ready to face Nasinu.
In the Senior division, defending champion, Nadroga is in Group A with Navua and Taveuni. Either Seaqaqa or Rakiraki will join this group and a decision will be made on the 16th of this month.
Lami, Savusavu and Tailevu/Naitasiri are in Group B and will be joined by either Dreketi or Tavua.
Courts Fiji Limited has provided a sponsorship of $120,000 for the tournament and has also announced that their sponsorship will continue for another five years.
The winning team in the Premier competition will walk away with $20,000.
The group matches of the Courts IDC will be played from the 5th to the 7th while the semifinals and final will be played on the 9th and 10th of next month at the ANZ Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.