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Papua New Guinea all rounder Kaia Arua aged 33 passes away

Papua New Guinea all rounder Kaia Arua aged 33 passes away

All-arounder Kaia Arua, 33, of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) women’s cricket team, fell away at Port Moresby General Hospital on Thursday, April 4. At a match against Japan at Sano during the 2010 East Asia-Pacific Trophy, the left-arm spinner made her debut in the national colours. After making her debut, she quickly established herself as a key member of the group and competed for PNG in cricket at the Pacific Games and other East-Asia Pacific pathway games.

She was also included in the Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier squad for 2017. PNG CEO Richard Done praised the gifted cricketer’s accomplishments on the field and offered his sorrow for her untimely death.

Cricket PNG CEO Richard Done released a statement saying, “We regret to inform you that Kaia Arua, our most recent Lewas captain and current player, passed away at Port Moresby General Hospital at noon today. Our deepest sympathies and love go to her family, including Coach John Ovia and Lucy Ovia, who have both been long-serving staff members here at Cricket PNG.”

All rounder Kaia Arua:

Papua New Guinea all rounder Kaia Arua aged 33 passes away
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“Kaia had an incredible playing career with the Lewas, and we will honour that contribution when it is appropriate. We want to honour her family’s privacy during this trying time, and we will provide more information only with permission from her family. In Kaia Arua’s honour,” he continued.

In the 2018 T20 World Cup Qualifier, Arua assumed leadership for the first time for PNG against Ireland. That same year, she was selected for the ICC Women’s Global Development squad. At the 2019 East Asia-Pacific T20 World Cup Qualifier, the right-handed batter assumed full-time leadership duties and guided her team to victory.

They also qualified for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the 2019 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier thanks to the win. With official status, Arua led Papua New Guinea in 39 Twenty20 Internationals, winning 29 of them. In T20Is, she amassed the most wickets for her nation with 59 from 47 matches at an economy of 4.20 and an average of 10.20, including two five-wicket hauls. Her career-high 5/7 versus Japan ranks second in her country’s T20I history.

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