PNG Lewa, Ravini Oa, Gives Team Added Boost

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One of CPL PNG Lewa’s key player Ravini Oa’s attachment with Perth Scorchers for the Women’s Big Bash League ended yesterday, as Oa now look to take on the Women’s World Twenty20 with the Lewas.

Having qualified for the ICC Women’s World 20/20 Qualifier 2018, the Lewas were required to select a player to play in the Big BASH League, and Oa secured the spot.

This is Ravini Oa’s second time to be placed with the Perth Scorchers as a precursor to the ICC Women’s T20 Qualifiers.

After qualifying in the East Asia Pacific Qualifiers last year in Sano, Japan, the Lewas continued into training and Oa’s selection to participate in the last two weeks was timely as the ICC WWT20 is just around the corner.

In a statement prior to the attachment, Oa said, the best thing about the ICC Rookie Placement Programme is being selected to play and train with experienced female cricketers, who have participated in World Cups.

And indeed, it is a much needed boost, as the Lewas have more to gain from this as they send one of their best.

The World T20 Qualifier is due in June, and even though this will not be the first for the Lewas to vie for a win, they a yet to make their mark at that level.

For now, Ravini Oa, Pauke Siaka, Norma Ovasuru, and Konio Oala are the strongest players in the Lewa’s outfit and are expected to provide leadership as they are the most experienced.

Come June, the Lewas will face the World’s best in the Netherlands.

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

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