Garamuts named for ICC U19 qualifier

The Hebou PNG Garamuts squad has been named for next month’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier-East Asia Pacific (EAP) in Apia, Samoa.

The 14-man squad will be led by Pari’s Vagi Karaho.

All 14 players are from the Port Moresby Cricket Association (POMCA).

The squad has some experience in Daure William Aiga and Karaho, who played in the 2016 ICC U19 World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand and Malaysia.

Chairman of Selectors for Cricket PNG, Daniel Faunt, said he was excited at the new crop of players selected.

The Garamuts will be vying to qualify for their eighth ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

“We believe we have picked a balanced side and are confident we can restore our position as the number one cricketing nation in the EAP at Under 19 level,” said Faunt.

“Importantly, we have given the squad exposure to high quality cricket as part of their preparations and are pleased with the progress they have made.”

The Qualifier will run from August 8-17. The winner will qualify for the 2018 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, which will be held from January 12-February 4 in New Zealand.

The Garamuts will leave for Samoa on August 5.  

The Hebou PNG Garamuts:

1.     Vagi Karaho (Captain)

2.     Sema Igo Kamea

3.     James Junior Tau

4.     Willie Nao

5.     Ovia Lohia Sam

6.     Nou Reva Rarua

7.     Heagi Ronald Toua

8.     Kevau Nou Tau

9.     Igo John Mahuru

10.  Simon Kwalahu Atai

11.  Lui Aiga Kila

12.  Daure William Aiga

13.  Leke Morea

14.  Boge Daniel Arua

 Non Travelling Reserves

1.     Keith Seri Taunao Griffin

2.     Tau Toua Nou

3.     Frank Ani

4.     Toua Lophar Morgan

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