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PNG cricketers to compete in new Australian competition

PNG cricketers to compete in new Australian competition

Updated 27 February 2013, 10:43 AEDT

The Papua New Guinea cricket team has become the first national sporting team from PNG to be accepted to compete in an Australian domestic competition.

The Barramundis will feature in the inaugural season of the South Australian Premier League later this year, alongside four teams from South Australia and one from the Northern Territory.

In season one, matches will be played in Darwin and Adelaide, but PNG plans to host matches in season two, after a ground upgrade funded by a government grant of two million kina, that's around $925,000.

Greg Campbell, PNG Cricket's General Manager, says the new competition will be platform for the country's players to perform at a high level.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Greg Campbell, General manager, PNG Cricket

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