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April 23, 2021
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The Pacific MMI Legends Big Bash

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Two former international players from Sri Lanka’s1996 World Cup winning team will be coming to PNG.

Former Captain Arjuna Ranatunga, as well as left-handed top order batsman Asanka Gurusinha, will arrive in the country at the end of the month to promote the code.


Both players played a pivotal role in the final of the 1996 World Cup against Australia where they recorded a famous 7 wicket victory.


Gurusinha added a valuable 65 runs whilst skipper Ranatunga finished unbeaten on 47 to hand Sri Lanka a famous victory.


The 5-day visit will see the former cricketers run several clinics in Port Moresby and Lae as well as join the PNG Barramundis in a couple of their training sessions to offer some advice and encouragement.


Apart from those two, former Australian fast bowler Carl “Mocha” Rackemann and former Cricket PNG Head Coach, Andy Bichel, will also be visiting PNG.


The cricket legends’ visit here is also to promote the ‘don’t drink and drive’ campaign. Ranatunga and Rackemann will also head to Lae for a day to run several clinics.


Dubbed ‘The Pacific MMI Legends Big Bash’, it will also see the Cricket World Cup trophy in town during the event.


The trophy will spend a couple of days in the country before it journeys on to the 2015 Cricket World Cup host nations, Australia and New Zealand.


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