Cricket PNG

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.

Barramundis spots available

National Coach Joe Dawes made this statement at a press conference this morning in Port Moresby.

The Curtain Brothers T20 Cricket PNG Smash started this morning with four teams in the competition; ODG Mariners, Trak Pro Mud Men, Toyota Cassowaries and Hastings Deering Black Bass.

Coach Dawes said the young men have to outshine their colleagues if they want to be part of the national team that will be taking part in a tri-Series with Scotland and Oman, to be played from the 14th - 21st August in Aberdeen, Scotland.

10 PNG cricket players suspended

This follows a serious breach of ICC’s Player Code of Conduct Article 2.21 Bringing the Game into Disrepute at the recent ICC U19 Cricket World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifiers hosted in Japan.

The players will also be suspended from playing domestic cricket for the remainder of 2019.

As part of the sanction imposed by the Cricket PNG Board, the suspended players will also undertake 60 hours of community service and take part in a counselling program with either a qualified counsellor or village elder.

Garamuts withdraw from qualifier following players’ suspension

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.

Cricket PNG executives re-sign deals

Chair of CPNG Helen Macindoe announced the news recently at Cricket Haus, Amini Park.

“Our Board is very pleased to know we’re going to have both Greg and Joe on board for at least the next couple of years. Most people know about the recent achievements of the Barras and Lewas, and the level of competition they’re going to be exposed to over next two years.

Hong Kong/PNG international series confirmed

The visitors will be travelling to Port Moresby to compete in the series which will comprise of a T20 and a 50 Over Series.

The T20 Series will take place from 1-7th October, featuring the Hebou PNG Barramundis, Hong Kong and the CPNG Academy XI. Each team will play each other twice with the top two (2) teams playing off in the final on Sunday 7th October, 2018.

The three (3) match 50 Over Series will take place straight after the T20 Series between the Hebou PNG Barramundis and Hong Kong on the 9th, 10th and 12th October.