The University of Papua New Guinea has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cricket PNG to jointly offer facilities to enable cricketers in the country to enjoy playing fields and pitches for the regular staging of cricket fixtures.
The laying of the first of 48 cricket pitches around Papua New Guinea has already been completed at the University, and the official unveiling of the ICC approved pitch will take place on Thursday 13th September at the University’s Waigani Campus.
This Cricket Facilities Enhancement Project has been funded by the Cricket World Cup Community Facilities Fund and the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby.
The Facility Fund is a joint legacy project that has been undertaken by Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket, and the International Cricket Council, following the World Cup in 2015.
It has been designed to address the need for more facilities and to significantly boost participation rates in the game of cricket, throughout Papua New Guinea, at both the senior and junior levels.