Campbell is PNG cricket new manager

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The National, Thursday 08th December 2011

CRICKET PNG has a new general manager –  former Australian cricketer Greg Campbell.
He takes over from Bill Leane.
Campbell has been with Cricket PNG for over 12 months and steps up from his role as operations manager.
He was appointed acting general manager immediately after Leane’s departure by the Cricket PNG board and has been leading the CPNG staff.
The job was advertised recently and the board decided that he was the best man for the job.
“The position was advertised globally and received very impressive applications from Australia to South Africa.
“It is absolutely amazing that over forty applicants expressed interest to work for Cricket PNG,” Cricket PNG board chairman Mick Nades said.
“The board unanimously selected Greg Campbell because of his broad experience covering Test cricket, coaching, business acumen, the one year exposure in PNG, the relationship he has developed with the staff, board, sponsors and the public at large with humility,” Nades added.
“The board strongly believes that he has the passion, talent and the drive to consolidate the Cricket PNG’s position in the world of cricket.”
CPNG staffer Lakani Oala said Campbell’s credentials were second to none.
“We are very privileged to have Greg take over as the general manager.
“He has been with us for 12 months and he understands very well where cricket stands in PNG and where we need to go,” Oala, the CPNG national education and training manager, said.
“We can hit the ground running and keep up the momentum and growth cricket has accomplished over the last couple of years under Bill Leane.
“Greg has a wealth of knowledge in cricket and I look forward to continue working alongside and learning from him” Rarua Dikana, CPNG operations manager, added.
“Not only does he provide us with knowledge in developing a successful administrative team, but he gives us a lot of hands-on experience with coaching our national squads too.”
Campbell will be in the role for the next 12 months and his first major priority is to make sure the Barramundis perform to their best at the T20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai in March.