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Cricket Legends to be in PNG for Legends Big Bash

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Four visiting legends will be in the country on August 31, as part of the Pacific MMI Legends Big Bash.

With the aim of promoting the code and supporting Coalition for Change in raising awareness on domestic violence in PNG, the four will visit Bavaroko and Wardstrip Primary Schools.

They will also be involved in the Kriket Blo Olgeta program at Amini Park after the school visits.

PNG cricketers will have the privilege of meeting with the four legends, Lisa Caprini Sthalekar, Geoff Lawson and Geoffrey Marsh of Australia Cricket as well as Chris Martin of New Zealand Cricket.

37-year-old Sthalekar was the former Australia Women’s Vice Captain and leading wicketer, who led her to win the 2013 One Day International and the first Australian women to achieve a double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets before her retirement, a day after the 2013 One Day Internationals.

58-year-old, Geoff Lawson is also a former Australia Cricketer who is currently coaching and commentating for Channel 9 and Fox Sports.

Geoffrey Marsh’s career highlight was Australia’s triumph over England in the 1987 One Day Internationals in India.

In 2001 he went on to coach Zimbabwe and a decade later coached Sri Lanka for a year.

And 41-year-old, Christopher Martin was a right hand batsman and all round bowler for New Zealand, who retired in 2013 with the National third highest wicket – taker record.

The four will observe the City Pharmacy Lewas’ training session and provide input where necessary, followed by the Big Bash T/20 Match.

The Lewas will also have an information session with Sthalekar where the experienced international cricketer is expected to impart valuable knowledge to them.

The cricket stars will attend the four-day event as part of Cricket PNG’s program to expose local players to international players and create a vision of what they need to do to play at an elite level.

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