The Central Board of the Indonesian Cricket Association is eager to encourage the holding of an international cricket championship in Papua, which now has a world-class venue.
Chairman of Indonesian Cricket Association Aziz Syamsudin asked for the support of the local government, so that the trial event will be conducted in June, to ensure that the venue can hold a world-class tournament before heading to National Sports Week XX 2021.
"I am committed to the cricket championship made every year. As in Bali, there are Bali Cup and Kartini Cup. Later here (Papua), we will make the Cenderawasih Cup," explained Aziz, in Jayapura, Wednesday.
Aziz, who recently confirmed the Provincial Management of Cricket in Papua, requested that the sport be more popularized to the community. So that in the future, it can bring up new athletes through regional championships, to further go to the national team.
"I have told you that I want the Indonesian National Cricket team at the Asian games and sea games, there are Papuan athletes who are still in the level of preparation and reserves".
"This is the heavy duty of the Papuan Cricket board under the leadership of the Chairman of Indonesian Cricket Association of Papua, Moch El Bahar Conoras," he said.
Vice Chairman of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) of Papua Yunus Wonda has a strong desire to Aziz Syamsudin to encourage Papuan Cricket athletes to excel at the national level.
To that end, he also encouraged Papuan Cricket athletes to be able to win medals in the implementation of National Sports Week XX 2021.
"And to be successful in National Sports Week is a challenge for Papuan Cricket managers because there is very little time left. But all parties must work hard to bring up new athletes through the championship in the future," said Wonda.
Previously, Moch El Bahar Conoras was elected by acclamation as Chairman of Indonesian Cricket Association of Papua in the Provincial Deliberation.
In the second period of management, it promised to create Papuan indigenous athletes to excel at the national level.