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PNG Vala Top Awards

PNG Vala Top Awards
ICC World T20 East Asia Pacific Qualifiers winners Papua New Guinea with Cricket Fiji patron Ratu Epeli Nailatikau during the awards night at the Fiji Museum on August 30, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
August 31
12:37 2018

Papua New Guinea’s captain Assad Vala scooped two awards at Fiji Museum last night.

This was during the 2018 ICC East Asia – Pacific Twenty20 World Cup Sub-Regional Qualifiers awards ceremony.

Cricket Fiji patron Ratu Epeli Nailatikau awarded Vala with the player of the tournament and play­er with the most runs award.

Ratu Epeli congratulated to the two winners- PNG and Vanuatu who have qualified for the next round of competition.

“Whether your team has won or not, you are all winners, in the long run, your active and continued participation in sports and cricket would pay you rich dividends in terms of fitness, well-being, team camaraderie and joy,” Ratu Epeli said.

“I say to my fellow Fijians and Sa­moans, winning or losing in sports or cricket is not that important. What is important is the happiness originating from the participation in sports or cricket.”

He thanked the ICC tournament director Rob Gomm and Jane Livesy of ICC, Tournament Refer­ee, and officials, coaches, trainers, team management, and organisers who have worked so hard the last four days.

“I also would like to thank all our guests and cricket supporters and friends of cricket here with us this evening. We look forward to your continued support.”

Tournament director Gomm ac­knowledged Cricket Fiji for host­ing the tournament and also an­nounced that the next 2019 will be held in PNG.


nPlayer of the tournament: Assad Vala (PNG);

nMost Runs: Assad Vala (PNG)

nMost Wickets: Callum Blake (Va­nuatu) and Sean Solia (Samoa) .

Edited by Osea Bola



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