8 Feb 2012

Sport: PNG name new cricket coach

1:11 pm on 8 February 2012

Papua New Guinea have appointed former Queensland and South Australia wicketkeeper Peter Anderson as their new head coach, following the resignation of Brad Hogg last month.

Hogg quit after being recalled to the Australian T20 team.

The 50 year old has been coaching local clubs in Queensland over the last six years and has also been working with wicketkeepers in the ICC Pacific region.

Cricket PNG general manager Greg Campbell says the Barramundi's team has been fortunate in recent years to have Hogg and Andy Bichel working with the team and he's confident Anderson can continue their good work.

He will join the national team in Canberra next month ahead of the World T20 Qualifier in Dubai in March, where PNG will be competing for one of the final two spots at the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.