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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Organisers forced to cancel Hong Kong Sixes once again

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:09am by Alvin Sallay

    ... scrapped once again The fear of "jeopardising the financial health of Hong Kong cricket" has forced organisers of the Hong Kong Sixes to cancel the tournament for the second year running. ... was hopeful of reviving the tournament for next year. "We remain committed to hosting the Hong Kong Sixes as an important platform to raise awareness of the sport and attract new players, ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: For the Hong Kong Sixes, the end seems nigh

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 12:57am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Sixes? The question will be on the lips of every fan after organisers cancelled the popular tournament for the second straight year. Unwilling to risk the high possibility of losing money, the Hong Kong Cricket Association decided last week to pull the plug on an event, which had brought much kudos and publicity to the city. For more than two decades, the Hong Kong Sixes has ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    HKCA chief Mike Walsh says Hong Kong Sixes match-fixing allegations being taken 'very seriously'

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:24am by Alvin Sallay

    ... been taken to ensure the Hong Kong Sixes was free of match-fixing and revelations by New Zealand's Lou Vincent that the showpiece tournament had been a victim of widespread international match-fixing were a serious issue, according to top Hong Kong official Mike Walsh. "Of course, this alleged match-fixing hurts our reputation. The Hong Kong Sixes does not want to be associated ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Fate of Hong Kong Sixes in hands of government

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of this year's Hong Kong Sixes, left hanging without a title sponsor, depends on the government approving a request for HK$10 million from the Mega Events Fund (MEF), leading cricket official Mike Walsh ... scale of this year's Hong Kong Sixes will greatly depend on MEF funding," said Walsh, who returned to the hot seat after a break of eight years. He was chairman from 1998 to 2005. He ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Pakistan's blunders hand Hong Kong Sixes victory to South Africans

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Tactical errors in the Hong Kong Sixes final by captain Kamran Akmal sees US$40,000 winners' cheque go to Colin Ingram and his team South Africa capitaliseon Pakistan's blunders South Africa made the most of a tactical blunder by Pakistan to lift the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes in front of a capacity crowd at Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday. ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong Sixes stars look to impress selectors

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for glory at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club this weekend. Kapugedera, 25, who has lost favour with Sri Lanka's selectors and was overlooked for the recent ICC World ... World Twenty20 but has lost his place in the longer form of the game. A naturally gifted all-rounder, Parnell, like Kapugedera, will be banking on a successful Hong Kong Sixes to stamp his ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET SIXES

    India set to arrive at the last minute for Hong Kong Sixes today

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... running It will be rush hour for India who will arrive early this morning and dash straight to Kowloon Cricket Club for their opening game in the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes. Harried organisers ... in the selection of the team for the Hong Kong Sixes. Although this version of the game is not officially recognised by the BCCI (unlike test, one-day and the Twenty20 versions), the governing body had ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong Sixes scrapped due to lack of sponsorship

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 03:51pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sixes Snubbed twice by the government's Mega Events Fund, the Hong Kong Sixes finally threw in the towel yesterday with organisers cancelling next month's tournament. After months ... be considered, but a second request, for HK$5 million, was also rejected. "With Hong Kong being the 20th-ranked team in world cricket and considering the Sixes' unique history and role ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong Sixes funding request rejected for second time

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Viability of popular tournament at risk, with Singapore likely to step up instead Hong Kong Sixes funding request denied again The Mega Events Fund was yesterday accused of "losing the plot" after the government agency tasked with promoting major sporting events turned down a second application from the Hong Kong Sixes. "I really ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong Sixes let down by misers

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and culture. The Hong Kong Cricket Sixes is one such event that is deserving of financial help to stay alive. A tournament that has become well-known in the world of cricket, it has instant recognition ... from India, where cricket is a religion. So when the Hong Kong Sixes is broadcast live on television across India, it helps raise the profile of the city hugely. The emerging Indian middle ...




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