9 Feb 2012

Sport: New PNG cricket coach keen to get stuck in

12:06 pm on 9 February 2012

Papua New Guinea's new cricket coach says he's looking forward to meeting the Barramundi's team and getting stuck in at training.

The former Queensland and South Australia wicketkeeper Peter Anderson succeeds Brad Hogg, who quit following his recall to the Australian Twenty20 team.

His first task will be to prepare the team for next month's T20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai and the 50 year old says he's looking forward to rolling up his sleeves.

"Being a player-coach for a number of years I'm very much hands on. Look, cricket is a very simple game. I realise technology has been absolutely wonderful and you've got to utilise that too but I'm very much the basics of catching, running between wickets, doing those simple things correct and doing repetition. I just think it's so important doing those simple things right and bringing them together on the day."

Peter Anderson will fly out to Port Moresby next week to meet the bulk of the squad.