11 Dec 2014

Sport: PNG's Lega Siaka signs for Melbourne Renegades

11:21 am on 11 December 2014

Papua New Guinea run-machine Lega Siaka has signed joined the Melbourne Renegades cricket team for the upcoming T20 Big Bash League in Australia.

The 21 year old made 103 on his debut for the PNG Barramundi's against Kenya in January and became the first Papua New Guinean to score a century in an ODI match against Hong Kong in November.

Siaka inked a full-time playing contract with Cricket PNG earlier this year and has been signed to the Renegades as a Community Rookie player.

He follows in the footsteps of Barramundi's teammate Assad Vala, who was the inaugural Community Rookie for the Brisbane Heat last season.

The General Manager of Cricket PNG, Greg Campbell, says he was very excited to receive the news and says Siaka has worked hard on his game.

Campbell says the people of Hanuabada village will be very proud and the young kids will be inspired even more with interest to play cricket.

Among Siaka's teammates will be Renegades and Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch, former New Zealand international Jesse Ryder and West Indies star Dwayne Bravo.

Papua New Guinea batsman Lega Siaka.

Papua New Guinea batsman Lega Siaka. Photo: Steve Holland / ICC