The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas Squad that will be touring Sri Lanka for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier was announced today at Waigani Central.
The fourteen (14) woman City Pharmacy PNG Lewas squad will be once again lead by Pauke Siaka with the majority of the squad being based in Port Moresby. Norma Ovasuru (Gold Coast, Australia) and Hinamutawa Philip (Ahioma, Milne Bay) the only two (2) girls based outside of Port Moresby.
CPNG’s Deputy Chairperson and the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas, Helen Macindoe was looking forward to the challenge in Sri Lanka.
“It is the first time that the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas qualified for this event since 2008. In 2008 the event was held in South Africa and we lost badly,” said Macindoe.
“This time around, I am quietly confident that we can raise some eyebrows among the other teams. We are grouped with the heavy weights in South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Associate Member Scotland. Our mission is to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup in England later in the year and play at Lord’s,” said Macindoe.
“On behalf of the CPNG Chairman, Wayne Dorgan and our Board Members, we would like to officially wish our girls all the best in Sri Lanka. I know you will all do you families, Cricket PNG, City Pharmacy, PNG and most importantly yourself proud,” concluded Macindoe.
City Pharmacy, who joined forces with CPNG last year to sponsor the national women’s cricket team, The Lewas were proud to be associated with this successful national women’s cricket team. Marlene Dutta, Corporate Services CPL Foundation spoke at the naming of the team today.
“The success of the team (City Pharmacy PNG Lewas) thusfar has set the bar high for the rest of the season and for all the future teams. I am positive, that the team announced today will continue to do yourself, your families, your teammates and PNG proud, said Dutta.
The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas will be one (1) of the ten (10) teams taking part in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier from the 7-21st February, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The tournament will see the bottom four sides from the ICC Women’s Championship along with Bangladesh, Ireland, Thailand, Scotland, Zimbabwe and the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas go head to head for the four (4) remaining spots in the ICC Women’s World Cup in the United Kingdom from the 26th June to the 23rd February, 2017.
The ten (10) sides competing in Colombo will be divided into two groups of five with the top three from each progressing to the Super Six stage, thus securing One-Day International (ODI) status until the next ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier. The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas are in Group B along with South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Scothland.
The top four sides from the Super Six stage will qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 as well as for the next ICC Women’s Championship, while the top two sides will contest the final on 21 February.
The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas qualified for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier after claiming the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s Trophy in Samoa earlier in the year.
City Pharmacy PNG Lewas ICC WWC Qualifier Fixture
Friday 3rd February, 2017- City Pharmacy PNG Lewas vs Sri Lankan Emerging @ KTZ Ground (Practice)
Sunday 5th February, 2017- City Pharmacy PNG Lewas vs Thailand @ Moors Ground (Practice)
Tuesday 7th February, 2017- City Pharmacy PNG Lewas vs Bangladesh @ CCC (Match 1)
Friday 10th February, 2017- City Pharmacy PNG Lewas vs Pakistan @ NCC (Match 2)
Saturday 11th February, 2017- City Pharamcy PNG Lewas vs Scotland @ MCA (Match 3)
Monday 13th February, 2017- City Pharmacy PNG Lewas vs South Africa @ NCC (Match 4)
Super Six Matches start from Wednesday 15th February, 2017.
City Pharmacy PNG Lewas Squad
Pauke Siaka (POMCA)
Helen Buruka (POMCA)
Ravini Oa (POMCA)
Veru Kila Frank (POMCA)
Konio Oala (POMCA)
Brenda Hoi Tau (POMCA)
Kopi John (POMCA)
Mairi Tom (POMCA)
Hinamutawa Philip (Ahioma CA)
Sibona Lucy Jimmy (POMCA)
Vicky Araa (POMCA)
Kaia Arua (POMCA)
Norma Ovasuru (Gold Coast, Australia)
Tanya Ruma (POMCA)
Rodney Maha (Coach)
Cathryn Fitzpatrick (Coach)
Billy Ame (S & C Coach)
Dolly Apollo (Physio)
Helen Macindoe (Team Manger)