“Dunlop PNG is delighted to officially be involved with Cricket PNG in this capacity. We fully support the development of cricket in PNG, giving opportunities to men, women to hopefully become international superstars one day,” said Dunlop PNG Director, Jason Knight.
CPNG Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Greg Campbell, was very thankful about this announcement and the formation of a new partnership.
“We are very privileged to be in this situation with Dunlop PNG coming on board to join Cricket PNG. They (Dunlop PNG) see where we are going with good governance and transparency.
“This is a very important sponsorship which will see tournaments being played in the Highlands (Transhighway Cup), Milne Bay (Southern Cup) as well as in Central (Central Cup). This is a great opportunity for cricketers outside of Port Moresby to play in competitions with the hope of one-day playing for their country,” said Campbell.
This two-year sponsorship will see CPNG host Dunlop Zone Championships around the country which will include the Transhighway Cup, Southern Cup and Central Cup.
The Transhighway Cup will take place in Lae, with teams from Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Madang, Southern Highlands, Jiwaka and Morobe taking part.
The Southern Cup will take place in Alotau with teams from Milne Bay and Northern taking part while the Central Cup will take place in Port Moresby between teams from all around Central Province.