On the eve of the Pacific MMI Legends Big Bash match, Sri Lanka's former World Cup winning captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, says he is impressed with the talent in Papua New Guinea.
Ranatunga, as well as other international cricketers, spoke of the future of the game in PNG.
Gurusinha used words like “blown away” and “unexpected” when describing his brief training encounter PNG's Barramundis.
Joining him were other former legends of the game, fellow countryman Ajuna Ranatunga, and Australia's Andy Bichel and Carl Rackemann.
Ranatunga spoke of the similarities between Sri Lankan and PNG cricket and said it was about making use of the opportunities available.
Recently-appointed Barramundis coach, Deepak Patel, commended the former players in their willingness to assist and stated that for PNG to go further, the depth of players had to build up from all levels of the game.
Former Australian batsman, Andy Bichel, was more impressed with the growth of the game since his time as a coach of the national team.
Carl Rackemann also emphasized on the changes and growth of the player base. Cricket PNG is using the Big Bash to create a vision of what its players need to do at an international level.
And with PNG's current ODI status and 16th world ranking, the potential for success on the world stage could be forthcoming.
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