Hanuabada cricket side to play against expat team

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CRICKET Papua New Guinea (CPNG) will host a Twenty-20 match with a select Hanuabada side to face Rest of the World at Amini Park in Port Moresby on Saturday (11am kick-off).
CPNG general manager Tony Naidu said the Village Premier League Stars fixture was an extension of the ten-10 tournament which was held last weekend.
“We are excited to back it up again and complete the Village Premier League tournaments with the T20 Stars challenge,” he said.
“It is going to be a fierce and entertaining rivalry.
“We have a side from the home of cricket in PNG, Hanuabada village, going up against Rest of the World.
“Rest of the World will have a good mix of players in their side.
“They’ve got players who are not born in PNG.
“They will have a good number of Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi players who have made PNG their home.
“It’s exciting that we are able play a game of cricket this way.”
Naidu said fans would not be allowed to attend the match due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
“The only sad part is how amazing it would have been if we had crowds,” he said.
“But we are able to live-stream all day, thanks to CricHQ.
“Fans will be able to follow the event through this platform.
“There is nothing like having fans at Amini Park.
“But if we can get past Covid-19 then we will continue to run more tournaments like the Village Premier League.”

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