31 Jul 2013

Sport: Busy schedule ahead for PNG cricketers

10:33 am on 31 July 2013

The Papua New Guinea cricket coach Peter Anderson says their won't be much time for his team to pause and take a breath over the next six months.

The Barramundis head to Australia in August and will also contest the Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai later in the year before travelling to Auckland in January to challenge for a place in the 2015 50-over World Cup.

With the draw and venues for the World Cup announced on Tuesday, as well as the details for the Auckland qualifying tournament, Peter Anderson says it's an exicting period ahead for his players.

"Starting the quad-series in about three weeks time in Brisbane against an Australian Indiginous team, Defence Force [and] EAP team. Then we move into South Australia, then to Dubai for the World Cup, then over to New Zealand to look at our chance for the 50 over competition, which we're really looking forward to. It's going to be a fantastic time for our players and a great opportunity."