U19 Cricket

U19 cricket head coach appointed

Maha is now in charge of all aspects of the World Cup tour.

Cricket PNG general manager, Tony Naidu, commended Maha, saying: “This is a great honour, and a very popular choice.”

Maha is not new to the cricket scene nor the sporting industry in Papua New Guinea. 

He brings with him a wealth of experience and is ready to put on the cap as the head coach.

“I've been working in Cricket PNG for 12 years in different roles,” he stated.

PNG, Japan big winners on Day 1

PNG came into the Qualifier as clear favourites having previously won the regional qualifier seven times.

Being sent into bat played into PNG’s hands as the openers put on an opening stand of 76.

Herea Kilapat (57 off 62) made light work of the Fijian attack, scoring a half-century which included eight 4s and two 6s.

Lower down the order, Player of the Match Mavara Hekure (79 off 79) kept the strike ticking over, whilst punishing the bad balls as he lifted the team’s score past the 300 mark.