Garamuts withdraw from qualifier following players’ suspension

The PNG Garamuts have forfeited an opportunity for next year's Under 19 Cricket World Cup spot after withdrawing from the final game of the qualifiers in Japan.

Cricket PNG regretfully advised supporters that the national under 19 team was withdrawn from the ICC EAP under 19 World Cup Qualifiers.

“This is due to a number of players being suspended for internal disciplinary reasons and failing to adhere to our strict codes of conduct,” stated CPNG.

“We will address this issue further on return to Port Moresby and will not field any questions until that time.

“We want to thank the ICC, the city of Sano and our hosts Japan Cricket Association for putting on an outstanding tournament and wish Japan well in the World Cup as deserving representatives of the EAP.”

Furthermore, in spite of concerns raised by the public, CPNG gave the assurance that everyone in the team is safe and doing well.

“We are still planning the scheduled return to Moresby on the 11th. Their phones are off limits as part of the process of internal investigations.”

Press release