PNG Garamuts

Garamuts Prepare For West Indies Meet

The squad comprising 15 players and four team officials including three non-traveling reserves will go into isolation for three days from 29th-31st December 2021.

As mandatory international travel requirement, the PNG U19 Garamuts commenced their COVID-19 ID and PCR tests at PIH on Friday 24th December, while the final PCR test will be conducted on December 29 before the team departs for West Indies.

Garamuts Prepare Ahead Of U19 World Cup

Cricket PNG General Manager Tony Naidu said after all the emotions and  disappointments of the PNG Lewas, the management team under Cricket PNG Identification Manager Rodney Maha have started the process of getting NID certificates done for the boys before they can get their passports.

Naidu said with the late withdrawal of the Lewas from the ICC Women’s T20 qualifiers, they now realise and understand that it is not easy to travel internationally under the current global pandemic restrictions.

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Cricket PNG regretfully advised supporters that the national under 19 team was withdrawn from the ICC EAP under 19 World Cup Qualifiers.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.

Garamuts defeat Samoa

Samoan captain Lester Evile won the toss and elected to bat, where they got off to a solid start with a first wicket partnership of 29 but lost wickets regularly from there on in to finish on 109 in the 39th over. Top score with 30 was the Samoan number eight Paul Rarotoga.

Coach Kila Pala was happy with the bowling and fielding effort, saying “we bowled well and apart from a couple of missed chances, we fielded well, we are happy to be chasing 110”.

Garamuts winless at World Cup qualifiers

In their last match on Wednesday this week , the Garamuts lost to USA by 5 wickets (with 58 balls remaining).

This was their fourth consecutive loss at the qualifiers.

The Garmuts finished last on the ladder out of 5 participating countries.

Meanwhile, Nepal qualified for the 2016 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh after beating Ireland by 3 wickets in the final on Thursday.

Nepal finished unbeaten at the qualifiers.

In the third place play off, USA beat Uganda by 5 wickets.