Australian tour

U19 Garamuts squad announced for Australian Tour

The 14-man squad will consist of four players that played in the 2015 ICC Under 19 World Cup Qualifier in Malaysia: Daure William Aiga Aiga, Vagi Karaho, Sinaka Harry Arua and Kevau Nou Tau. 

All the players are based in Port Moresby except for Kostas Dai Boe, who currently resides in Cairns, Australia.

CPNG’s Chairman of Selectors, Daniel Faunt, was excited at this new crop of players selected for the upcoming tour.

Barras excited ahead of Prime Minister’s XI match

The T20 fixture which will be the curtain raiser to the Prime Minister’s XI and Sri Lanka match is part of the Barramundis’ Australian Tour.

“The Barras have trained very hard and particularly on their Strength & Conditioning Program. However their skills program has been hampered a lot with the adverse weather in Port Moresby. We have a busy year and all preparation phases will be crucial,” said Patel.

Patel added there have been a number of changes made to the team that played in the One Day International series late last year.

Australian tour a valuable learning experience

PNG defeated the Cairns Stingers U-18 team 80-62 on Sunday afternoon, but went down to the Cairns Marlins U-18 side 99-58 last night at the Fish Tank.

“In the opening match I thought we did a great job defensively, which led to a lot of fast-break opportunities.

“We were able to get stops and rebound the basketball, which triggered our up-tempo style of play,” said Khalu.

“In the second game against some better opposition, we had a lot of defensive breakdowns and that hurt us early.