CRICKET PNG announced the launching of a new cricketing concept, Hebou women’s battle of the codes’ Super 8s Cricket Trophy.
The new and exciting cricket concept will be played next Sunday at the Amini Parki where women from PNG’s major sporting codes from around PNG will try their hands in cricket.
The event is sponsored by Cricket PNG’s major partners, Hebou Construction and Cricket PNG staff.
Invitations were sent out to all the sporting bodies in PNG and so far eight sports have confirmed their participation in this inaugural event.
They are bowling, canoeing, netball federation, power-lifting federation, soccer, softball federation, touch rugby and basketball.
“This event promises to be very exciting”, Hebou Construction general manager Mitch Lutchini said.
“The best female athletes in PNG will be on show for one day.
“I am sure the netballers and softballers will blend in easily with their natural sporting ability and give a red hot go at cricket,” Lutchini added.
The Hebou Battle of the Codes Super 8s will consist of teams of eight players playing 10 over per side matches, in a series of round robin matches, followed by a final to determine the champion sporting code.
The sports that will be competing in the event will be bolstered and assisted by current Port Moresby-based women’s cricketers, some of whom have represented PNG in cricket.
“This is a great indicative by Cricket PNG to give female athletes an opportunity to play in a sport which they might not be used to, get an opportunity to meet athletes from other sports and have a bit of fun on the way,” Mitch said.
This event is to celebrate the PNG women’s Lewas cricket team that will be going to the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) women’s regional world cup qualifier in Sano, Japan in early May.
Only the winning team of the ICC EAP trophy will progress to the next stage which is playing in a World cup qualification tournament where the top four nations go through to the actual World Cup.
PNG is currently ranked 15th in the world.
There are still spots available for other interested sports such as table tennis, tennis, golf and hockey to compete in the inaugural event.
Those interested sports should contact Gayan at the Cricket office on 3233254.