By Elijah Lavett – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby
The Pacific MMI PNG Lewas touched down in Samoa for a two week development tour, that is part of the preparations for the Pacific Games in July.
The team left on Sunday and are now into training drills led by New South Wales Women’s Coach, Joanne Broadbent.
Joanne was in the country several weeks ago for a training camp with the women’s national cricket team, who will for the first time, represent PNG in the Pacific Games.
As part of the Pacific MMI PNG Lewas Samoa tour, they will have two T20 matches, and a 50 over match this week, and the same again next week, before heading back into the country on Thursday 28th May.
The matches will be played against the Samoan Cricket national women’s team and the Samoan U19 National Team. When speaking with Captain, Pauke Siaka, she said the Samoans are a really good team, and the tour will give them good preparation time for the Pacific Games.
The tour will give an opportunity for the women the opportunity to play their first international match for this year and thus will enhance their preparedness and motivation to take on other Pacific National Women Cricket teams that will all come together meeting in Port Moresby in July, for the Pacific Games.