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Papua New Guinea qualify for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Port Moresby [Papua New Guinea], July 31 (ANI): Papua New Guinea (PNG) gained all six of their matches within the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific (EAP) Qualifier and have earned a spot within the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be performed within the West Indies and United States of America (USA) in June 2024.

This is the second time that PNG has certified for a Men’s T20 World Cup, as per an ICC press launch. The facet made it to the T20 WC in 2021 held in UAE and Oman however completed on the backside. Norman Vanua was the chief wicket-taker, returning 4 wickets for simply 20 runs in his four-over spell, whereas John Kariko added 2/18 to cut back Japan to 106/8 on the finish of their innings after Japan gained the toss and elected to bat first in entrance of a giant PNG supporting crowd in Port Moresby.

Reo Sakurano-Thomas (30), Kendel Kadowaki-Flemming (18) and Wataru Miyauchi (18) have been the principle contributors with the bat, nevertheless it was a wrestle for Japan to take care of partnerships, due to the bowlers whose tails have been up.

It took PNG simply 11.3 overs to achieve their goal. Opener, Tony Ura, whose good type with the bat continued with a quick-fire 47 off 19, which included seven boundaries and two sixes. Charles Amini, Lega Siaka and captain, Assad Vala, added scores of twenty-two, 19 and 16 for a powerful win in the long run.

Japan’s Kohei Kubota was the main wicket-taker for his facet with a noteworthy 3/11 in simply two overs.

PNG captain Assadollah Vala mentioned: “It is exciting to have qualified for our second T20 World Cup by winning six from six matches. Our boys came together well, and it was a team effort with lots of individual contributions.””As always, we are thankful for the support of our families who are always behind us, but what made it really special this time was the home crowd proudly celebrating with us at the ground. We are looking forward to representing all our supporters in the West Indies and USA in June 2024.”Event awards-Player of the Tournament: Nalin Nipiko (Vanuatu)6 matches13 wickets147 runs (common 36.75)-Batter of the Tournament: Kendel Fleming (Japan)6 matches216 runs (common 36.00)-Bowler of the Tournament: Nalin Nipiko (Vanuatu)6 matches13 wicketsRemaining regional Finals 2023-Americas (1 qualifying crew)September 30-October 7 2023 – BermudaBermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Panama.

-Africa (2 qualifying groups)November 20- December 1 2023 – NamibiaKenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

-Asia (2 qualifying groups)October 30- November 9Bahrain, Hong Kong, Nepal, Oman, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Winner of Sub Regional Qualifier AWinner of Sub Regional Qualifier B. (ANI)

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