Lewas debutants ready for Samoa

first_imgDaniella Ila (Morobe), Hina Leubena (Alotau) and Geathie Kila Pat (Oro) became the first players to be selected from outside centres into the national team.“I’m very excited and blessed to represent my country in an ICC sanctioned match.  I never thought it would be such a dream come through and I am thankful to the coach, Cricket PNG, my Cricket association in Lae and especially my parents and brother whom I hope to make proud,” said Ila.“It has been a challenging and rewarding transition so far from my Cricket Association in Ahioma, Milne Bay to Cricket PNG here in Port Moresby.“But I am excited to be travelling over to Samoa to represent my country and continue to grow in cricket from this experience,” said Leubena.“It’s different from our outer region trainings, it’s more intense and our fitness level has certainly improved since beginning training here in Port Moresby.“We’ve also learnt a lot in terms of skills and learning more about the sport we love,” said Kila Pat.Coach of the Lewas, Rodney Maha added that it was good to have a mixture of talent in the side coming from outside centres.“It’s great to have talent from outer regions making up part of the national squad. The girls have transitioned well and hopefully this is the first step to recruiting and exposing more cricket talent from outer regions,” said Maha.last_img

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