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January 22, 2021
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Cricket PNG Positive in Preparations

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By Elijah Lavett – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby

With the success achieved by the PNG Barramundis, Garamuts and Lewas last year, our cricketers remain positive in their preparations.

Although the construction of the Amini Park has left them without a pitch to train on, coaching and management staff have improvised their training regime to accommodate for player fitness.

The PNG Barramundis have been in preparation for the T20 World Cup qualifiers, over the last three months.

Although preparations are slow, they are utilising all avenues with what has been planned. Training has been difficult, as facilities have become an issue in many sporting codes.

 “It’s a cricket match but at the end fitness counts […] so before we leave, we are trying to put everything in to order,” says Barramundis Captain, Jack Vera.

Cricket PNG has resorted to conducting most of their training in cricket nets, with coaching staff improvising on skills, work and fitness.

With the Pacific Games and the T20 World Cup Qualifiers approaching, self-motivation has become a vital area for cricketers to work on, as part of their training and preparations.

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