ICC WT20 East-Asia-Pacific (EAP) Qualifier

Hebou Barras touch down in Fiji

There was reason to be in good spirits despite Alei Nao's unfortunate injury that has ruled him out of action for a year.

Cricket PNG National Team Coach Joe Dawes is hopeful Nao recovers well from his injury and comes back into the fold soon.

“Very disappointing for Alei and he is a big part of our white ball cricket and I hope he bounces back well. Luckily, we are well covered in the bowling ranks. His injury though does give others an opportunity to shine here.”