Cricket PNG

Cricket Star Lisa Sthalekar to visit PNG

Sthalekar, a right handed all-rounder, was rated the leading all-rounder in the world when rankings were first introduced.

The two-time International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup winner (2005 and 2013) will travel to Port Moresby with other international cricket stars to participate in the Pacific MMI ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ Legends Big Bash.

No stranger to ICC global success, Sthalekar is particularly keen on speaking to the PNG women’s national cricket team and recent ICC East Asia Pacific winners, the City Pharmacy Ltd. (CPL) PNG Lewas.

Dorgan new chairman of CPNG

Dorgan, who is the managing director of Pacific MMI Insurance, was unanimously elected as chairman at the recent CPNG Annual General Meeting.

Dorgan takes over from Mick Nades, who resigned as chairman.

A board member since 2013, Dorgan has worked in infrastructure and development roles with Cricket PNG before becoming deputy chairman in 2015.

The new chairman elect said he was extremely proud and privileged.

Boas: More career awareness needed national athletes

After attending an Athlete Career Education course this week, Boas strongly recommends the course be pumped out to national athletes in other codes as well in the country.

The course was co-hosted by High Performance – PNG Sports Foundation, Cricket PNG and International Cricket Council,

“This is a very good course and would have been great if all other national athletes from other codes attended.

“Like most of us playing at the national level, we are bound to lose our form one day.

Cricket more than just a job for Nuana

The youngster joined Cricket PNG (CPNG) as a development officer almost three years ago and has not looked back since.

“Cricket has changed my life for the better. I have learnt to have a more positive attitude, to carry myself with respect and be disciplined in life,” said Nuana.

Nuana said his love for the sport of cricket began as early as 10. It wasn’t long before he became a coach for the Coasters Cricket Club’s Under 15 team.

Women empowerment in Sports

The Girls Empowerment through Cricket program, launched today, is a development program initiated by CPNG and supported by Australian Aid to use cricket as the vehicle for change to empower young girls in Secondary schools.

Coinciding with International women’s Day, CPNG has decided to celebrate the launch of the program to show respect, appreciation and love towards all girls and women in the country.

The main aim of the program is to increase female participation in playing hard ball cricket and empower young girls through educational sessions.

Barras to tackle Afghanistan tomorrow

The Barras have the momentum coming off two wins against Nepal in round two of the World Cricket League Championship.

The Barras beat Nepal by two wickets on Monday and again by three wickets on Wednesday.

The match will start at 9:45am (3:45pm PNG).

Barras to face off with Nepal

The Barras are coming off two wins in their practice matches held last Thursday and over the weekend.

Barras Head Coach, Dipak Patel was pleased with the build-up to the Nepal match.

 “However, our young inexperienced bowling attack is a little under done in specific match preparation, planning and strategies.”

“Our batting is in excellent shape with all the batsmen showing great form and the plans and strategies are where we'd like to be.

PIH indoor cricket comp completes round 2

38 teams are taking part in season four of the competition which has two divisions- men’s and the mixed pools.

In the men’s pool 1 (Avala), the Institute of Business Studies (IBS) and PIH are the only two undefeated teams and sit in first and second spot respectively on the points ladder on 28 points each.

In pool 2 (Lahara), Pacific Assurance Group (PAG) sits on top with two from two wins on 24 poitns. Rent-A-Tent is second on 16 points.

For the mixed division, in pool 1 (Avurigo), PAG is again leading on 27 points. BSP is not far on 26.

ANZ Avalanches remain undefeated in Gabba titles

They defeated Digicel Dragons by 73 runs in a T20 encounter at Amini Park late yesterday afternoon.

Avalanches won the toss and elected to bat, posting an impressive 5/153 off their allotted 20 overs.

PNG Barramundis Captain Jack Vare (54) and Arina Lahari (52) shared a great opening partnership to hit  Avalanches off to a good start.

Dragons’ bowlers were not able to penetrate the Avalanches’ batsmen, with William Aiga (2/24) the only multiple wicket-taker for the Avalanches.

BSP Heart defeat Pistons in Gabba titles

They beat Paradise Foods Pistons in the first T20 match of round three by 69 runs with five wickets in hand.

Pistons sent Heart to the crease after winning the toss.

Daure Kila (2/41) clean bowled Raho Sam for 3 in the second over before PNG Barramundis star batsman Assad Vala joined Ratu Maha to put on a 79 run second wicket partnership.

They steered Heart out of any real trouble before Maha fell for an entertaining 31 runs off just 24 balls which included five boundaries while Vala was eventually dismissed for 92 runs off 53 balls.