Cricket PNG

School Kriket Program Launched

This year marks a 13-year partnership between BSP and CPNG in hosting the programme that involves elementary, primary and secondary schools in the country.

Schools in NCD turned up at the Amini Cricket Park to witness the launch including Kilakila Secondary school, Bavaroko Primary School, St Charlse Lwanga Secondary School, Pari Elementary schools and Tokarara Primary school.

First Trukai VPL Game Set

The six franchise teams; Fairprice Furniture Mambas, Panamex PNG, Gamoga Lawyers Spirit of Rigo, Northern Alexanders, Koita Warriors and Zara Wanderers will start playing from 9am.

The teams will take the pitch with the hope of winning the Trukai VPL 2022 Cup and first prize of K20,000.

The first T10 match will be Panamex PNG taking on Zara Wanderers at 9am. 

Over the day, all teams will play in their pools, hoping to claim top position for the finals the following Sunday. 

Insurance Cover Extended For CPNG

General Manager of Cricket PNG, Tony Naidu, thanked CIG for partnering with them for the first time during the height of the pandemic.

“With so much global uncertainty, it meant so much for Cricket PNG,” outlined Naidu.

“Now as we move forward with more cricket being played internationally and domestic initiatives increasing, it is an honour to have Capital Insurance confirmed as our partner for a second year.”

Major Sponsor Of VPL 2022

Initially this includes both the May edition and the second edition planned for November. 

This sponsorship ensures that the Trukai VPL 2022 will build on the success of the first Village Premier League run in 2021, where the Wanderers Curries Team took away the PGK 10,000 first prize. 

Thanks to Trukai, the first prize this year has doubled to PGK 20,000.

Trukai Industries Ltd CEO, Alan Preston, in confirming the new partnership, noted: “We believe that this sponsorship will allow us to diversify outside of our traditional sporting sponsorships.

Female U15 Series To Visit Regions

Cricket PNG general manager, Tony Naidu, said: “When we started this concept in 2021, we did it during the COVID lockdowns and we weren’t able to go out to the regions. This year, we are excited about running this program in five locations over the next two months.”



Milne Bay - Alotau

Wed, 06th Apr 2022

PNG Take Out Series

PNG 283/7
Nepal 278/8

PNG also claimed the awards for;
Player Of The Match - Lega Siaka
Player Of The Series - Charles Amini
PNG completed a 2-0 series win against Nepal after defeating the host by three wickets on Saturday.

PNG reached 279 runs target set by Nepal in 48.4 overs losing seven wickets in a match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.

Lega Siaka top-scored for PNG at 90 runs off 102 balls smashing 12 fours and a six as Riley Hekure (not out) and Sese Bau contributed 48 and 38 runs respectively.

Barras Aim For Comeback

A big tour for a number of reasons but for PNG an opportunity to get back into the winners circle and climb the ICC World Cup League 2 ladder. 

The PNG Barramundies are aiming to mount a comeback and a return to the international winners circle as they get their six-week tour of the UAE & Nepal underway. 

PNG Barras Announce Squad

The Barramundis departed Brisbane for Dubai today. The tour will see PNG play three separate series across both the 50 over One Day International and T20I formats. With a potential fourth series against Scotland and Oman, as part of World Cricket League 2 being confirmed.
As for the playing squad, an extended 16-man side will travel due to the lengthy nature of the tour (six weeks). 

Garras Lose To Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe were 9 out for 321 from 50 overs. Garramuts were all out for 93.

In the end it was a big defeat however after the first 20 overs of the Garramuts’ bowling innings, which surprised a few people. 

The talent was right there with Junior Morea, Rasan Kevau and Christopher Kilapat all with the makings off strong bowlers with good pace, solid actions and seemingly good control. Young wicketkeeper Peter Karaho was fantastic behind the stumps with a brilliant stumping and good energy including no byes off his tidy wicket keeping. 

Everyday People: Aue Oru

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

I am from Pari village in Central Province. 

I have been playing cricket for several years now and it is a great game to play and enjoy. 

I’ve played cricket since I was in grade six.

I am the first in my family to play cricket.

My family was elated when they got news of me joining the U19 train-on squad.