October 25, 2010

Papua New Guinea

PNG train with Sri Lanka's one-day squad

Liam Brickhill
Some of Papua New Guinea's cricketers at a training camp with Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan, Brisbane, October 25 2010
Some of PNG's cricketers with Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan  © Cricket PNG


Some of Papua New Guinea, Japan and Fiji’s most promising cricketers have had the chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Muttiah Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara at a training camp in Brisbane.

The cricketers were taking part in the ICC’s East Asia Pacific High Performance Squad camp at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence, the same facilities being used by Sri Lanka’s one-day squad as they prepare for their upcoming series against Australia.

“Murali and I both bowl offspinners so the opportunity to watch this absolute legend in the nets was amazing,” said Barramundi bowler Jason Kila. “He was constantly harassing and attacking the batsman. He plays with absolute confidence.”

“Getting the opportunity to train with world class facilities and world class coaches is exceptionally important for all of our boys,” added Peter Moide, PNG’s fitness coach.

“All of our players are facing a big six months of cricket, whether that be on Brian Bell Scholarship in Australia, heading to World Cricket League Division Three as a Barramundi, or beginning World Cup Qualification as an Under-19 Garramut and this camp will hold them in good stead.”

Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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Posted by ben Kamaya on (June 25, 2011, 20:03 GMT)

Iam very stronge supporter of Cricket PNG. The CEo and his management Team are doing very fine job

Posted by Joe on (November 8, 2010, 16:40 GMT)

Dont forget Vanuatu Cricket champ-beware the sleeping giant!

Posted by Meety on (November 2, 2010, 7:02 GMT)

This is very good to hear. I think Oz should do more for PNG & Fiji cricket.

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