Aussie cricket legends drive awareness in Big Bash

The Cricket Legends who visited Port Moresby for the Pacific MMI “Don’t Drink and Drive” Big Bash departed Port Moresby yesterday after a successful four days of high activity in the capital.

The legends include Lisa Carprini Sthalekar the former Australian female hard hitting batswoman and off-spiner, Geoff Francis Lawson the early 1980s Australia’s leading fast paced bowler, Christopher Stewart Martin former New Zealand’s fast-medium bowler and Geoffrey Robert Marsh the former Australia’s right-hand opening batsman.

 All depart Port Moresby with great honour after conducting awareness on drink and drive and violence against women in selected communities in the city through cricket with the support of Pacific MMI insurance.

The team also accompanied by the CPL PNG Lewas players and Cricket PNG visited schools including Ward Strip Primary School and Bavaroko Primary schools to teach the basic cricket techniques as part of the BSP School Kriket Programme Clinic.

They also visited the War Memorial Cemetery and the beginning of the Kokoda Track as part of the program to conduct awareness on drinking and driving and violence against women in PNG.

The female Legend Lisa Carprini Sthalekar encouraged women to play cricket whilst advising them on how sports can enable women fight violence in the community.



Lamech Jinimbo