PNG Barramundi's international Assad Vala has been selected in the Queensland Country cricket team, for a state Twenty20 tournament.
The Infernos will play against three other Brisbane teams, all of which will have several Queensland Bulls players, where the players will battle it out for a Brisbane Heat contract.
Vala was one of the eight players named from the recently completed Masters T20 Country Cricket Challenge, where he scored over 150 runs in four matches.
Cricket PNG's General Manager, Greg Campbell, says Vala has been playing extremely well over the last 18 months and thoroughly deserves this opportunity.
He says hopefully this will open up doors for other PNG players to be selected.