Cricket PNG (CPNG)

Barras' coaching side boosted

Sayers finished his career as the third highest wicket taker in South Australia’s Sheffield Shield history.  He played one Test for Australia, and was unlucky not to have played more, having been on the fringe of selection with consistent performances at state level over many years.

National Coach Carl Sandri was excited to bring Sayers into the coaching team for the upcoming tour. 

CPNG board change

After serving cricket in PNG for the past six years, McGann, General Manager of Curtain Brothers, tendered his resignation due to changing circumstances depriving him of his time he wished to commit to his CPNG Board activities.

Cricket PNG tackles issue of GBV

This was made possible by the signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the CPNG Office on January 22nd.

Under this MOU, CPNG will continue to tackle the issue of domestic violence against women and children by:

Busy 2019 for Cricket PNG

PNG Barramundis

The PNG Barramundis are currently in full training for the ICC T20 World Cup East-Asia-Pacific (EAP) Final which will take place in Port Moresby from 18-25th March. The three-team competition will also feature Vanuatu and the Philippines with the winner to advance to the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in late 2019.

Cricket PNG Life Member passes away

Born on February 18th, 1945, from Keapara Village in Central Province, Elly was heavily involved with both POMCA and CPNG (formerly known as the Papua New Guinea Cricket Board) as a player, coach and administrator.

For POMCA, Elly played cricket for Kone Works, Hoods and Steamships Wanderers Cricket Clubs and held the positions of chairman and deputy chairman on the POMCA Board.

He is recognised by POMCA for his contribution to cricket at POMCA through becoming a POMCA Life Member as well as POMCA’s Pre-Season Cup (Tony Elly Cup) being named after him.

PNG Barramundis to tour HK

These events will run from 23rd October to 1st November, 2018.

“We are delighted to accept the invitation from Hong Kong Cricket to take part in the West Pacific Cup, Hong Kong Sixes and the South China Cup later this month. This will be the last tour of the year for the Hebou PNG Barramundis and we are all hoping that they finish the year off on a high,” said Greg Campbell, CPNG CEO.

HEBOU Shield teams announced

Current HEBOU PNG Barramundis players Assad Vala (Mariners), Charles Amini Jnr (Black Bass), Norman Vanua (Mudmen) and Tony Ura (Cassowaries) will all captain their respective teams during the competition.

A total of 48 players have been selected, of which six are based in Lae, two in Popondetta, two in Alotau, two in Australia while the remaining players currently reside in Port Moresby. 

“We are delighted and excited to have the best 48 male cricketers in PNG during the 2018 edition of the Hebou Shield,” said CPNG Director of Cricket, Gayan Loku.

Macindoe reappointed Cricket PNG chairperson

The AGM was held on Tuesday, 5th June, at the CPNG Office.

Macindoe has held this position for the past twelve months. She was reappointed into the same position, along with Paul Kiruwi (Treasurer), Justin McGann (Infrastructure & Development Director) and Dean Ani (Affiliated Associations Representative).

“I would like to thank all the CPNG affiliated associations and life members for nominating me, to continue as the chair of Cricket PNG,” said Macindoe.

International cricket on PNG TV!

In Papua New Guinea, Cricket Australia has entered into agreements with both free-to-air operators for the next two years: NBC PNG for the Australian men’s and women’s internationals, and EMTV for the KFC Big Bash League.

“This is wonderful news for the cricketing loving public of Papua New Guinea, who will now have the opportunity to watch some of the best international cricket on free-to-air TV,” said Cricket PNG Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Greg Campbell.  

Cricket PNG joins in fight against cancer

The event which was sponsored by CPNG and the Australian Government was extra special being held on Mother’s Day.

In attendance were representatives of the cricket fraternity, Women’s Cricket Director, Iammo Launa, PNGCF Educator, Paulus Miroi and the women’s national cricket team- the City Pharmacy Ltd Lewas.

Miroi stressed on the dangers of mouth cancer and the risks of developing the disease from excessive smoking and chewing of betel nut.

Amongst the guests were students from the CPNG Kriket Blo Olgeta Program who brought along their mothers for the occasion.