Chair of CPNG Helen Macindoe announced the news recently at Cricket Haus, Amini Park.
“Our Board is very pleased to know we’re going to have both Greg and Joe on board for at least the next couple of years. Most people know about the recent achievements of the Barras and Lewas, and the level of competition they’re going to be exposed to over next two years.
“On top of that, we’re expecting our Under-19’s will qualify for the next World Cup when they compete in their qualifiers in Japan next week. Ensuring we can continue our successes is going to take an enormous effort by everyone at CPNG.
“Having Greg and Joe with us, will make sure we have the stability and continuity our teams will need to ensure they are able to perform at their very best.”
Former Australian Cricketer, Greg Campbell, arrived in Port Moresby nine years ago to coach the Barramundis and assumed the role of CEO in 2011.
“I am excited to re-sign for another two years to see through and implement the board’s new strategies. It is a very exciting time with the ICC scheduling over the next two years for all our national teams.
“With Joe Dawes, Head Coach, re-signing this gives Cricket PNG stability and continuity that has been growing through our tenure, I commend the Cricket PNG board on their decision to re-sign Joe and myself to continue the success that has been achieved and we look forward to more success over next two years, on and off the field,” said Campbell.
Joe Dawes, who has overseen the recent on field success with both the Barramundis and Lewas in his dual role, spoke about his decision to continue with CPNG.
“I am really excited to continue the journey CPNG is on. The Barras and Lewas have come a long way in the last 12 months or so and with our ODI Status secured the next 2-3 years are really exciting.
“Being part of the group that makes the first senior ICC World Cup is a challenge we all want to be part of as well. The staff here at CPNG have done a great job preparing the players and having Greg in charge for another two years allows us all to continue the good work.”
It is a very exciting time for cricket fans in Papua New Guinea, with the national teams all vying for World Cup berths over the next four months.
(From left: CPNG CEO Greg Campbell, Chair of CPNG Helen Macindoe and National Coach/High Performance Manager Joe Dawes)