CPNG re-sign CEO Campbell, coach Dawes


CHIEF executive Greg Campbell and national coach/high performance manager Joe Dawes have signed two-year extensions with Cricket Papua New Guinea (CPNG).
CPNG’s Helen Macindoe announced that yesterday at Cricket Haus, Amini Park.
“Our board is pleased to know we’re going to have Greg and Joe on board for at least the next couple of years,” Macindoe said.
“Most people know about the recent achievements of the Barramundis and Lewas, and the level of competition they’re going to be exposed to over next two years.
“On top of that, we’re expecting our Under-19’s will qualify for the next World Cup when they compete in their qualifiers in Japan next week.
“Ensuring we can continue our successes is going to take an enormous effort by everyone at CPNG.
“Having Greg and Joe with us will make sure we have the stability and continuity our teams will need to ensure they are able to perform at their best.”
Former Australian cricketer Campbell arrived in Port Moresby nine years ago, to coach the Barramundis and assumed the role of chief executive in 2011.
“I am excited to re-sign for another two years to see through and implement the boards’ new strategies,” Campbell said.
“It is an exciting time with the International Cricket Council (ICC) scheduling over the next two years for all our national teams.
“Joe’s re-signing this gives CPNG stability and continuity that has been growing through our tenure.
“I commend the CPNG board on their decision to re-sign Joe and myself to continue the success that has been achieved and we look forward to more success over next two years.”
Dawes, who has overseen the recent successes of Barramundis and Lewas, spoke about his decision to continue with CPNG.
“I am really excited to continue the journey CPNG is on,” he said.
“The Barras and Lewas have come a long way in the last 12 months or so and with our one-day international status secured, the next two to three years are really exciting.
“Being part of the group that makes the first senior ICC World Cup is a challenge we all want to be part of.
“The CPNG staff have done a great job preparing the players and having Greg in charge for another two years allows us all to continue the good work.
“With the national teams vying for World Cup berths over the next four months, it is very exciting times for cricket fans in PNG.”