Hebou Shield Launched: Preparation and Talent Identification Platform

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By Dinnierose Raiko – EMTV Sports, Port Moresby

The annual Hebou Shield was launched a few days ago. This will see the best up-and-coming male cricketers in the country getting a chance to showcase their talent among some elite players in the national team.

Players have come from competitions including Lae, Alotau, Popondetta, and Port Moresby.

48 selected players will be competing in four teams under the guidance of their team captains who are also members of the Barramundis squad.

While this serves as a Talent identification platform for those outside of the national team, the national team will be using this as a preparation tournament towards the ICC T20 East Asia Pacific Qualifiers, in Fiji, in August.

The Hebou Shield tournament begins next Monday.

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

Dinnierose Raiko