The CPL PNG Lewas are back at it with strenuous training which will continue until the ICC Women’s World Cup.
The World Cup is only months away, though dates are yet to be confirmed.
Speaking to EMTV Sports today during their meet with their major sponsor City Pharmacy, Lewas Skipper, Pauke Siaka, said full-time training sessions have already commenced, and the Lewas are now working on key improvement areas.
After their successful tour in Japan for the East Asia Pacific Qualifiers, the PNG Lewas now have another opportunity to vie for an ODI status in the World Cup.
Currently top in the region for the last three years, they have time and again proved their superiority.
The recent one being their 6-wicket win over 2015 Pacific Games Gold Medalist Samoa in their EAP Qualifier decider last month.
While handing over the EAP Champions Trophy to Major Sponor City Pharmacy today.
A soft spoken Skipper, Pauke Siaka, said with the requirement to adapt to different levels of play, the Lewas ability to stay in the same wave length is always a working progress.
The team will be entering the World Cup as the underdog once more, but with every opportunity comes a lesson, and for this year, they are already working towards making their mark in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, their effort to gain ODI Status is one they have been working on for over two years.
Unlike their men’s team the Barramundis, the Lewas are only playing T/20 cricket, so making the cut in the World Cup would mean, they will also acquire that status in order to advance on to One Day Cricket.
So for now, their schedule is already lined out, and it’s all training in the coming months, prior to the World Cup.