By MARTHA DERUAGE
EASTERN Highlands hosts a Digicel Cup double header as the competition rolls into round 15 home side the Lahanis taking on the Agmark Gurias in the first match.
The second match sees neighbours the Waghi Tumbe facing the Chimbu Warriors.
Digicel Cup competition manager Stanley Hondina Goroka was given two matches to stage because of violence at Minj Oval in Jiwaka last week.
“Two players and the coach for Tumbe have been suspended for a violent episode last week,” Hondina said.
Hondina said the competition was continuously taking steps to address violence in sport.
The competition has three more rounds tbefore the finals.
The Enga Mioks lead the standings on 22 points followed by the Gurias on 21.
The Lahanis are in seventh place and need to beat the Gurias in order to stay in the Hunt for a top four spot.
The Tumbe who have 9-4 record so far are in the third place with 19 points.
The Warriors are fighting to avoid the wooden spoon and are in ninth spot on 4 points.
Hondina said an electronic system was in place to keep on track the best performing players in order for awards to be given at the end of the season.
“The system keeps track of a players stats for the match so it will help us see who are the best players in the competition and it will also help selectors when it comes to picking representative teams.”
Rd 15 Fixtures: Sun, July 15 – Bintango Goroka Lahanis v Agmark Gurias, PRK Mendi Muruks v Snax Lae Tigers, Giru Waghi Tumbe v Chimbu Warriors, EPG Enga Mioks v Kroton HelaWigmen, NCDC Port Moresby Vipers v PRK Gulf Isou.
Standings: Enga Mioks 22, Agmark Gurias 21, Waghi Tumbe 19, Lae Tigers 16, Hela Wigmen 15, Port Moresby Vipers 15, Goroka Lahanis 13, Mendi Muruks 11, Chimbu Warriors 4, Gulf Isou 4.
By MARTHA DERUAGE