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  1. Heat is on in Dubai for Hong Kong team

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai The heat is on Hong Kong. And it is not the stifling 39 degrees Celsius variety which engulfs this desert sheikhdom but rather the pressure of knowing that a lot ... in getting his new passport and visa. He is expected to join us today,' said Burke. Game raiser The HK team has been offered an incentive to excel in Dubai that's worth, in US dollars, ...

  2. HK defy the odds to book Dubai spot

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Papua New Guinea in their final round-robin match to book a berth in the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Dubai in April. The two sides will meet again today at Kowloon ...

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    Global game set for major shake-up as ICC backs 'principles'

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 09:54pm by Reuters

    ... for "principles" to change its structure and governance. However, no sooner had the ICC presented a united front following the first of a two-day board meeting at its Dubai headquarters on Tuesday, than ... Tuesday's talks concluded, CSA president Chris Nenzani said their backing in Dubai would need endorsement from his own board. "Our position will be subject to full consideration by our board ...

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    Hong Kong targets top four finish at Twenty20 with sights on World Cup qualifier

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 3 where two teams will join Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates at the world qualifiers in Dubai in November. "Presuming that UAE [who as hosts gain automatic entry] and Afghanistan [included because they are a one-day international side] top their group, our target will be to make it through to the semi-finals to qualify for Dubai," said Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke. ...

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    Du Plessis fined for ball tampering

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 04:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Dubai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dubai South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to tampering with the ball during the ongoing second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, the ICC said on Saturday. South Africa were penalised five runs and umpires ordered the ball to be changed on Friday, and match referee David Boon of Australia swiftly ...

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    Michael Atherton leads global criticism of power grab within ICC

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:21pm by CSDC

    ... to India, Australia and England. Leaked draft proposals being discussed at a two-day International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting in Dubai, that ends on Wednesday, call for more decision-making ...

  7. Do or die for Hong Kong against PNG in promotion battle

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the Division Two tournament in Dubai in April. With PNG having secured their place in tomorrow's final, and clinched one of two qualifying berths, it is a battle between the remaining five teams for the second spot. Winning the tournament is secondary. Booking a ticket to Dubai comes first. 'We have the best net run rate of the five teams and all we need is to win to ensure we qualify ...

  8. Blow for HK as Chapman skips tournament

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Auckland would prevent him from turning up in Dubai. He is the head boy in his school and has had to balance his school commitments with his cricket,' Hong Kong head coach Charlie Burke said. On the last occasion that Chapman played for Hong Kong- in Dubai at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two last year- he topped the batting averages and helped Hong Kong acquire ICC ...

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    Pietersen glad to be back

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 08:49am by Agence France-Presse in Cardiff, United Kingdom

    ... be there on holiday but you can’t move,” the ex-England captain said. “We were in Dubai on holiday and (my son) Dylan was wanting to swim and run around and I just couldn’t do anything, so it was frustrating. ...

  10. HK bow out as batsmen fail to set tough target

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai alvin.sallay@scmp.com The dream of appearing in a World Cup is over. Hong Kong were left gutted after a stirring fightback fell agonisingly short against Papua New Guinea who clinched a pulsating victory with one ball to spare at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers yesterday. Only eight spectators were present at the cavernous Dubai International Cricket ...




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