17 Dec 2013

Sport: PNG cricket coach calls for Govt funding

11:54 am on 17 December 2013

The Barramundi's coach has called on the Papua New Guinea government to invest significant funding into cricket.

The PNG men's team won the inaugural South Australian Premier League Twenty20 title at the weekend, an event featuring a number of top internationals from around the world.

The Barramundis coach Peter Anderson says it should be regarded as of PNG's biggest sporting achievements ever on the world stage.

He says the Barras have made remarkable progress over the last few years, including going within one game of a spot at the Twenty20 World Cup, and believes it's time government funding reflected that.


I just hope it gets realised back there - I know the sponsors will be absolutely rapped. I just hope people in higher places in government realised that it's about time they started putting some money into cricket. We're the most professionally run and we're the most successful PNG international team ever, so hopefully we get mileage out of this. I know everyone in Australia is talking about it.A lot of people rung me and even internationally with Barry Richards and a lot of players are very happy how we're progressing so just needs to be a bit more support back home.

PNG next travel to New Zealand for the 50 over World Cup qualifiers in January.