HEBOU PNG Barramundis have announced a 14-member squad for the upcoming tour of UAE, which includes their final round of WCL and I-Cup matches.
The tour starts of with 2 ODI’s against Scotland, against whom they faced in their penultimate WCL and I-Cup rounds in PNG.
The ODI’s are scheduled for 24th and 25th November, 2017 before PNG take on Hong Kong in the Round 7 ICC’s Intercontinental Cup from 29th Nov – 2nd Dec in Sharjah Cricket Ground and World Cricket League Championship matches on 6th & 8th Dec at the ICC Academy.
Papua New Guinea are tantalizingly close to Netherlands in the WCL Championship, trailing by only 2 points and a good finish on top will get them the coveted 13th spot in the newly constituted ICC ODI League from 2019-2021.
They have already guaranteed their spot in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Mar 2018 in Zimbabwe.
Papua New Guinea UAE tour Squad:
Assad Vala (Captain), Jack Vare-Kevere, Kiplin Doriga, Lega Siaka,Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Mahuru Dai, Damian Ravu, John Boge Reva, Alei Nao, Nosiana Pokana, Norman Vanua, Chad Soper & Dogodo Bau
UAE tour Schedule:
24th Nov, 2017: Papua New Guinea vs Scotland (ODI)
25th Nov, 2017: Papua New Guinea vs Scotland (ODI)
29th Nov – 2nd Dec: Papua New Guinea vs Hong Kong (I-Cup)
6th Dec, 2017: Papua New Guinea vs Hong Kong (WCL – ODI status)
8th Dec, 2017: Papua New Guinea vs Hong Kong (WCL – ODI status)