Cricket PNG

Cricket gets 70K funding boost

Cricket PNG board secretary, Michael Harrison, received it on behalf of Cricket PNG.

“We want to acknowledge the support from a local insurer, Capital Insurance Limited Group, for the funding assistance. The fund will into supporting our cricket program from development programs to the elite level,” said Harrison.

Capital Insurance public relations officer, Adrian Wamp, said as a locally-owned insurer, Capital Insurance Group is dedicated to helping the community as part of their efforts in promoting sustainable community development.

Cricket PNG To Start Comp

The approval was a relieve for both the domestic competition and Cricket PNG’s preparations towards the upcoming international events.

Cricket PNG Domestic Competition Manager, Lakani Oala said following the approval granted this week, all scheduled programs could go ahead.

This would include the domestic competition and lead up preparations towards the ICC T20 for the PNG Baramundis and the Samoa Qualifier for the PNG Lewas.

Oala said while the PNG Baras squad was at training in clusters during the lockdown and the approval will now give the team more flexibility.

Kriket program applauded

“This program has won multiple international and domestic awards and has again been recognised with its nomination for the Stan Joyce Award at this year’s SP Sports Awards,” said CPNG.

“It has grown substantially since its inception and has now surpassed 1.5 million participants, which is an outstanding result. It provides employment for approximately 60 CPNG staff and has been used as a blueprint for other entry level programs now in use around the associate cricket world.

Cricket PNG reps compete over weekend

The tournament, played at the newly renovated Harrup Park complex, attracted 20 teams with CPNG players integrated into one of the sides, Flint Tropics.

CPNG had originally entered Australian based players Chad Soper, Jack Gardner, Joe Slater and assistant coach Nathan Reardon in the event, however, Slater unfortunately had to withdraw through illness.

With the team now one bowler short, CPNG national coach Carl Sandri was drafted into the team.

Financial literacy training for Cricket PNG

Bank South Pacific, the main sponsor of the BSP School Kriket Program, conducted the training session with nine officers and regional managers.

BSP’s banking education manager, Gabriel Nangile, stressed on the importance of putting money aside and spending less than what one earns.

Nangile encouraged the participants to have smart goals in life and be willing to reduce their expenses in order to have some savings for unexpected expenses and emergencies.

Isuzu National Cup postponed

In a statement, CEO Greg Campbell said: “With the escalation of the COVID-19 threat in Port Moresby and the subsequent 14-day lockdown imposed by the government, we and our sponsor, Boroko Motors, felt this decision was necessary to keep all players, officials and spectators safe.

Clean sweep for Mirigini in HLCC

The competition supported by Cricket PNG was run 22 years ago for under 10, 12 and 14 teams.

The wet weather did not stop the youngsters completing all games, which commenced last year in the school’s term four holidays.

Grand Final winners for all divisions was Team Mirigini, who defeated Gidare in under 10 division, defeated Friends in under 12, and defeated Gedu Rocks in under 14.  

Liklik Cricket Coordinator, Seura Loa, acknowledged founder and organizer Late William Arua Rarua for the initiative in support to cricket in the village.

Lewas star in Aust cricket champs

They are part of a combined ICC East Asia Pacific team involving players from the region including Japan, Samoa, Indonesia and Vanuatu, with PNG having the biggest representation.

Midway through this year’s competition, the EAP side has had an outstanding start, sitting on top of the ladder after winning four of their first five games, suffering their first loss in the fifth round against Victoria by 19 runs. Their wins so far have been over Western Australia by 38 runs, South Australia by 6 wickets, QLD by 8 wickets and NSW by 7 wickets in dominating performances.

Lewas squad announced for Scotland

Their pool matches will be against Bangladesh, USA and hosts Scotland, with the top two through to the semifinals. The other pool consists of Ireland, Thailand, Netherlands and Namibia; the two teams that reach the grand final will win a place in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

Barra’s squad announced for Scotland

They will play the first round of the CWC League two against the host nation and Oman, in Aberdeen. This is a triangular series were they play each nation twice in the 50 over format.

Coach Joe Dawes while announcing the team said: “The bulk of the team should show no surprises with many of the current players in good form throughout the recent Curtain Bros T20 Smash. We have two new faces in Gaudi Toka and Riley Hekure as well as Hiri Hiri returning to the squad.