Cricket BY SABRINA GALATAU The Amini Park continues to get a facelift despite the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, says Cricket PNG General Manager Lee McDowell. “Late last year and early this year we put in a new turf block wicket at Amini Park,” McDowell said. He added with the help of their sponsors, in particular Curtain Brothers who have done the earthworks and Air Nuigini for transporting the specialty turf from Brisbane. There has been so much construction work done to create a new High Performance Office under the grandstand with the support guaranteed by Curtain Brothers, MJ Electrical and PNG Forest Products. McDowell told the Post-Courier via email that this is the first part of their vision for a fully professional High Performance Centre that will include an indoor training facility, a gym, medical rooms, kitchen and training rooms. Cricket PNG also intends to set up accommodation (dormitory) that can allow talented players from around the nation into Port Moresby to further their cricket development in a modern and well- equipped facility. “We would like to include schooling with educational partners for the junior talents in Cricket,” McDowell said. He added that there are many other smaller projects in the works subjected to funding and sponsors. The aim of Cricket PNG is to get all facilities up to world-class level to attract further interest from visiting international teams. McDowell said that the players can provide competition but must have the facilities to compete with other venues in the region. He added by thanking all current sponsors that are helping one way or the other to achieve this vision for Cricket PNG.