PNG will host Scotland in crucial International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) and World Cricket League Championships (WCLC) Round 6 fixtures at the newly accredited One Day/T20 International Venue- Amini Park next month.
The ICUP fixture will take place from Sunday Oct 1-4, with play starting at 10am on each day. Heading into the match, the Hebou PNG Barramundis are sitting in fourth place on 40 points, managing victories over Netherlands in Round 1 and Namibia in Round 4, while Scotland are in seventh (7th) place on 37 points, having yet to register a victory in the ICUP. (ICUP Standings- https://www.icc-cricket.com/intercontinental-cup/standings)
The two WCLC fixtures will take place on Friday Oct 6-8, with play starting at 9:30am on each day. These two WCLC fixtures are crucial as the battle for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 intensifies, with the top 4 WCLC Teams advancing to the Global World Cup Qualifier next year. The Hebou PNG Barramundis and Scotland trail table-toppers Netherlands (16 points) by two and three points respectively. (WCLC Standings- https://www.icc-cricket.com/world-cricket-league/standings)
“We are delighted to be hosting Scotland in these ICC ICUP and WCLC matches here at PNG’s home of cricket – Amini Park,” said CPNG Chief Executive Officer, Greg Campbell.
“The matches promise to be hard fought on the field with both teams matching up very well.
“After the successful campaigns against Kenya and Namibia at home last year, we hope to keep that unbeaten streak going at home, but it will be very tough.
“These WCLC matches will be extra special for us as it will be the first time that CPNG will be hosting Official One Day International (ODI) matches at home after Amini Park was accredited by the ICC as an ODI/T20I Venue recently.”
The public will be able to watch these matches free of charge, with public entrance to Amini Park via the Rita Flynn Courts in Boroko. Public will not be able to have access through the normal entrance at Tura Avenue for these matches.