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  1. HK settle for third as 'aggressive' Afghans secure ACC Trophy

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong defeated Malaysia by seven runs to claim third place in the Asian Cricket Council Trophy in Kuwait. Afghanistan, Asia's hottest associate member, who have qualified for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, beat Nepal in the final by 95 runs to clinch their first ACC Trophy. Dethroned Hong Kong just managed to hold off Malaysia, who, chasing 252 for victory, ...

  2. Early woes for ACC Trophy team

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's ACC Trophy title defence is in trouble even before the 14-man squad departs for Kuwait later this week. Just hours after the final team were selected, opener Zain Abbas has pulled out.Abbas, who is studying at a British university, has not been able to get time off his studies to take part in the March 31-April 9 tournament. Another top batsman, ...

  3. ACC Trophy heroes in Sixes squad

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong winning the ACC Trophy in August as well as finishing in the top two at the ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Tanzania earlier this month. The seven-man squad ...

  4. HK look to youth for ACC Trophy

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Ageing strike bowler Afzaal Haider has paid for his brief stint at the top level by being dropped for the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur this month. Haider, who was costly against ... Courtney Kruger, Toby Brown and Waqas Barakat. Kruger and Brown are unavailable while the selectors decided that they would take only one wicketkeeper to the ACC Trophy, meaning Barakat misses out ...

  5. Hong Kong looking to build on promise of ACC Trophy showing

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It has been a long time coming but when Hussain Butt hit United Arab Emirates' medium-pacer Riaz Khalid for the winning runs in the ACC Trophy final last Sunday, ... have come close but always finished second-best to the UAE at the ACC Trophy. But last weekend, in Kuala Lumpur, Najeeb Amar hoisted Hong Kong to a famous three-wicket victory. It brought ...

  6. Spinner Jawaid brought back from wilderness for ACC Trophy

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay After two years in the wilderness, off-spinner Jawaid Iqbal has been recalled to the Hong Kong squad for next month's ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur, which is a 2007 World ... younger players, but I'm grateful that I have been given a chance again,' said the 32-year-old finger spinner. Jawaid, who last played for Hong Kong at the 2002 ACC Trophy, is one ...

  7. Weather gods help Hong Kong into ACC Trophy final in rain-shortened match

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Someone up above must be watching over Hong Kong's fortunes. For the SAR's fairytale run at the Asian Cricket Council Trophy continued as they waltzed into the final of this pre-qualifying event for the 2011 World Cup with a thrilling win over Afghanistan yesterday. Defending a meagre total of 157, Hong Kong had Afghanistan on the ropes at 108 for seven in the 36th over when ...

  8. Cash spur for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Cup by finishing in the finals of the ACC Trophy in Sharjah, back in 2000. Although Hong Kong lost to the United Arab Emirates in the final, Sharma won the Player of the Series award with his ... of the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur last month. Hong Kong will need to improve their game 100 per cent if they are to have any chance of picking up Butani's reward. It will be a tough, and, ...

  9. HK defeat calls for rethink

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... bowled out for 138- and conceding the silverware to their arch-rivals. 'Losing is always not nice, but we should take this lesson as a wake-up call before the all-important ACC Trophy next ... from their mistakes. New coach Robin Singh would certainly have enough notes to ponder upon before the ACC Trophy, a 2007 World Cup qualifying tournament. 'Robin feels that the players ...

  10. Sharma back to his best with century

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a fighting century on the opening day of the three-day ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament against Singapore. Opening the innings, Sharma scored a superb 107 as he anchored Hong Kong to a formidable ... inadvertently spilled water- collected on the covers after heavy early morning rain- near one end of the pitch, leaving a damp patch. The delay saw ACC match referee Don Arunasiri lop off 11 overs from ...




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