Top cricketers in EAP region in spotlight

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THREE of Papua New Guinea’s top cricketers have come under the spotlight through European cricket website
The site expanded it’s coverage in August this year to include articles, statistics and interviews from countries and personalities from the East Asia-Pacific region of the International Cricket Council (ICC) of which PNG has been a long running champion.
Since August 21 this year, 48 East Asia-Pacific articles have been published on the front page in the Worldwide section of CricketEurope.
These articles are later archived and can be found on line at any time.
According to the latest figures from John Elder, the general manager of CricketEurope, the site received more than 21 million page views this year up until the end of last month.
As a follow up to the Associate Player of the Year poll, CricketEurope is, from tomorrow, running a poll to determine the East Asia-Pacific Player of the Year for 2009.
From more than 130 players, a list was narrowed down to just 10.
Those nominated are: Josaia Baba (Fiji), Rarua Dikana (PNG), Tino Etita (Cook Islands), Willie Gavera (PNG), Patrick Giles-Jones (Japan),  Sakaraia Lomani (Fiji),  Andrew Mansale (Vanuatu), Naoki Miyaji (Japan), Loa Nou (PNG),  Simpson Obed (Vanuatu)
Those who were unlucky to miss out were Chris Amini and Vani Vagi Morea (PNG), Damien Smith and Patrick Matautaava (Vanuatu), Jo Dabea (Fiji) and Faasao Mulivai (Samoa).
Fans, players, the media and administrators in the region are encouraged by the site to get behind the poll as it would be taking centre stage on CricketEurope.
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This would give further exposure and promote EAP material to a wider audience within the region and the world.