Cricket PNG

Cricket PNG proud to win award

The Girls Empowerment Through (GET) Cricket program from Cricket PNG finished ahead of Hoops for Health (basketball) and League Bilong Laif (rugby league).

“Taking away the 2017 Community Sports Initiative award is a significant achievement for the Girls Empowerment Through Cricket program,” said Komang.

“This shows that the program has had social impact on the lives of our participants and also ripple effects to the wider community.

​SP extends sponsorship with Cricket PNG

SP Brewery senior brand manager, Josh Wheeler, made the announcement of the extension under the SP Lager Brand.

The K150,000 to Cricket PNG is for the support of the two senior national cricket teams – Hebou PNG Barramundis and the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas.

Cricket PNG Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Greg Campbell, was very grateful about this announcement.  

A good year for cricket

HEBOU PNG Barramundis’ captain and batting star, Assad Vala, was named as a finalist for the ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ category, alongside Morea Baru (weightlifting) and Justin Olam (rugby league).

Vala made his mark on the international cricket scene in 2016 after having a stellar year with the bat for the HEBOU PNG Barramundis. He finished the year in second place in the ICC Inter-Continental Cup (ICUP) runs scorers on 559 runs at an amazing average of 93.17 runs after four (4) rounds. Only Ed Joyce (Ireland), former English Test Player, was ahead of him.

BSP Schools Kriket program launched

The award winning junior development program has grown each year since its inception in 2010 and has proven a record of building and providing a pathway for excellence in the sport.

2016 was no exception as the program reached 188,407 participants across 252 schools and 110 clinics across eleven (11) regions across the country. This mark beat the previous year’s record of 171,500 which was reached in 2013 across 297 schools. 

Cricket PNG announces new National Selection Panel

The four-man NSP will be led by Daniel Faunt (Chairman of Selectors) with Taunao Vai (Selector), Navu Maha (Selector) and Dipak Patel (Head Coach/Selector) making up the panel. 

Faunt, Vai and Patel were retained in the NSP from last year, with Maha the only new member of the NSP.

Maha is a former Hebou PNG Barramundis captain and was the team manager for the International Cricket Council World Cricket League Championship matches against Kenya in the country last year.

More ICC matches to be played in PNG in 2017

History was made this year when ICC Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) and ICC World Cricket League (WCL) matches were played this year at Amini Park, Port Moresby.

Chief Executive Officer for CPNG, Greg Campbell said this was a milestone for CPNG.

“This was one of our highlights for the year, being able to successfully host ICUP and WCL matches in Port Moresby.

“Next year we will not only be hosting these matches, but we will be hosting official One Day International (ODI) matches.

ICC match set for tomorow

The world record holder for the highest score in a one-day match, the PNG Hebou Barramundis will take on South African rival team Namibia tomorrow at the Amini cricket park in Port Moresby.

Aussie cricket legends drive awareness in Big Bash

The legends include Lisa Carprini Sthalekar the former Australian female hard hitting batswoman and off-spiner, Geoff Francis Lawson the early 1980s Australia’s leading fast paced bowler, Christopher Stewart Martin former New Zealand’s fast-medium bowler and Geoffrey Robert Marsh the former Australia’s right-hand opening batsman.

 All depart Port Moresby with great honour after conducting awareness on drink and drive and violence against women in selected communities in the city through cricket with the support of Pacific MMI insurance.

Barras to take on Tasmania in Australian states cricket fest

In a major boost for Cricket PNG, the Hebou PNG Barramundis will take on Tasmania tomorrow, Western Australia on Friday and Queensland next Monday over the space of a week in 50 over matches at the Maroochydore Cricket Ground on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. 

Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell said this is a wonderful opportunity for our Hebou PNG Barramundis to play against some of the best elite cricketers from an ICC Full-Member Country (Australia).

Patel’s contract as Barras coach renewed

 The announcement was made by CPNG Chief Executive Officer, Greg Campbell.

 “Cricket PNG is fortunate to have Coach Patel on board with us as Head Coach...he is our longest serving coach and has done a tremendous job in shaping our cricket players into professional athletes both on and off field,” said Campbell.

 “His experience and coaching method is invaluable to our sporting code’s strive for excellence,” said Campbell.

 The former New Zealand cricket player made his decision to renew his contract last week.