Cricket PNG (Papua New Guinea Barramundis) have announced the 14-member squad, which will travel to Aberdeen in Scotland to take on the host’s and Oman in the first of many tri-series in the newly formulated ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 from Aug 10th – 24th, 2019.
The ICC CWC League 2 is the pathway towards qualification for 2022 ICC CWC Qualifiers, and all the seven countries involved in it (Scotland, UAE, Nepal, Oman, PNG, Namibia & USA) will play 36 ODI matches in the next 2 1/2 years, after the conclusion of which the top three countries will qualify directly for the qualifiers, while the bottom four in the points table will contest in the Qualifiers play-off tournament. PNG secured their place in CWC League 2 and ODI status until 2022 CWC Qualifiers in the final edition of ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 in Namibia.
All matches in the double round-robin format event will be played at Mannofield, Aberdeen with a start time of 11am.
PNG players prepared for the League 2 tournament by playing two games against a New South Wales Invitational XI squad made up of NSW players and few barramundis members.
Papua New Guinea Squad
Assad Vala (Captain), Charles Amini Jr, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Nosaina Pokana, Kipling Doriga, Chad Soper, Hiri Hiri, Damien Ravu, Riley Hekure, Gaudi Toka, Simon Atai, Norman Vanua & Tony Ura
PNG Schedule in CWC League 2 Tri-series in Scotland (Local Timing)
14th Aug 2019: Oman vs Papua New Guinea @11am
17th Aug 2019: Scotland vs Papua New Guinea @11am
20th Aug 2019: Scotland vs Papua New Guinea @11am
21st Aug 2019: Oman vs Papua New Guinea @11am
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