Brad Hogg steps down as PNG coach after recall

Papua New Guinea cricket coach Brad Hogg has resigned after earning a shock recall to the Australian Twenty20 team.

Hogg was appointed to the role of coach of the Hebou Barramundi’s and Garamuts in August 2011 following the departure of Andy Bichel.

However, he came out of retirement late last year as a last minute signing for the Perth Scorchers in the revamped Australian Big Bash League.

Remarkably, Hogg has exceeded all expectations and bowled superbly to be arguably the bowler of the BBL tournament.

He has been instrumental in the Scorchers making the final to be played on Saturday and he has won selection in the Australian Twenty20 squad to play India.

After consulting with Cricket PNG General Manager, Greg Campbell, Hogg agreed that he could not commit enough time to the huge campaign that lies ahead for Cricket PNG in the coming months.

Cricket PNG have been fully supportive of Hogg resuming his playing career and have congratulated him on his performances.

Cricket PNG are already working tirelessly on a replacement coach and hope to make an announcement soon.

Hogg will continue to support Cricket PNG in the ‘Pacific MMI Motor Vehicle Insurances Limited Don’t Drink & Drive’ Legends Bash and other events.

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