Benjamin Mailata

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Born30 January 1985
NationalityNew Zealander
CitizenshipNew Zealand

Faafetai Benjamin Mailata (born 30 January 1985) is a New Zealand-Samoan cricketer who is the former captain for the Samoa national cricket team|Samoa cricket team and former ICC East Asia-Pacific player. He is a right-handed batsman, right-arm off spin bowler and occasional wicket-keeper. Mailata has been part of the national team since 2007. In 2019 Mailata picked up 4 caps with International status.

In 2013 at the Pepsi ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Championship in Auckland New Zealand. Mailata was named Player of the Tournament.[1]

Domestic Career

Mailata made his debut for ICC East Asia-Pacific[2] in the 2011–12 season. He is one of only three Samoans to play for the East Asia-Pacific cricket team at the Australian Country Cricket Championships.[3]

International Career

In June 2019, Mailata was selected to represent Samoa in the Cricket at the 2019 Pacific Games – Men's tournament. Where he picked up 4 Twenty-20 International caps with International status.[4]


  2. "Squad /East Asia PAcific Team /Player / Benjamin Mailata". icc-cricket. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. "Player Profile / East Asia-Pacific / Ben Mailata". MyCricket. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. "Athlete List for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games". Pacific Games Council. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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