Joe Dawes

Barras squad announced for World T20 qualifier

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis squad that will be flying to Fiji in a few weeks’ time was announced at the Cricket Office today.

The 14-man team will once again be led by veteran cricketer, Assad Vala.

During the announcement at Amini Park today, Vala said though the team is made up of mostly young players, he is confident in their abilities.  

“We’ve done a lot of hard work over the past 5 months. There’s a lot we’ve been training for,” stated Vala.

“We are eager to get out onto the field and represent our country.”

Cricket PNG appoints new coach

Speaking to the PNG media today, the newly-appointed Cricket PNG national coach opened up about his role in not only developing the Hebou PNG Barramundis, City Pharmacy PNG Lewas, Hebou PNG U19 Garamuts but also the development of cricket in PNG.

Dawes, who played first-class cricket for Queensland and Middlesex has made his career as a coach since his playing career was cut short due to a knee injury in 2005.

“But being involved with a successful Queensland setup, winning some (Shield) Shield Finals was a highlight of my career,” said Dawes.