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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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKCA puts blame firmly on Mega Events Fund for refusing to put up the millions needed to stage the popular event, despite several applications HK Sixes 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. ...

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    Lack of top-class cricket stadium takes shine off Hong Kong's Super Sixes feat

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of top-class stadium takes shine off super feat Hong Kong's entry into the Super Sixes at the ICC World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand has brought bittersweet issues to the fore for the local game. Even though officials can celebrate the fact that the national team have won further international recognition and probably ODI (one-day international) status, it has also raised concerns about ...

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    Moeen Ali’s six appeal too strong for India in third test

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... England to victory as they ended a streak of 10 tests without a win by beating India by 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton on Thursday. Moeen took six for 67 in 20.4 overs, including ... this summer... Getting six wickets to win the game, you couldn't ask for more Alastair Cook "But the senior players stood up as well, the team was fantastic from one to 11. "Moeen ...

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    Mahela Jayawardene seeks fitting test farewell

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Lanka piled up a world record total of 952 for six declared against India at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo. Slated to bat at number six, the young Jayawardene saw Sanath Jayasuriya make 340, ...

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    England hope to regain self-respect

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... England's extensive backroom staff, how was it that Prior, who dropped six catches of varying difficulty this season, had been selected to be behind the stumps for four straight tests- with only one Championship match as a keeper behind him this season- when he was so clearly unfit? Cook and Ian Bell, the two senior batsmen are both in the middle of a run drought. Left-handed opener Cook has gone ...

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    Captain Alastair Cook hails England's fourth-test victory over India

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... Having bowled India out for just 152 in the first innings, with man-of-the-match Stuart Broad taking six for 25, England then made 367 with young guns Joe Root (77) and Jos Buttler (70) putting ... was to match the intensity," he said. England did more than that, reducing India to eight for four inside six overs on Thursday after Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the tourists' skipper, won the toss ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong upset Bangladesh, taking scalp of test-playing nation for first time

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:14am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with the bat. He top-scored with 36, and together with Irfan Ahmed (34) took Hong Kong close to victory before Haseeb Amjad hit a six to bring up victory with two balls to spare. The packed stadium had ... booming sixes. It gave Hong Kong the perfect start and despite a stutter mid-innings – four wickets falling for six runs – and towards the end, Hong Kong reached home. Earlier in Bangladesh’s ...

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    Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to call time on test career

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:16pm by Reuters

    ... for next year's World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand. The island nation will host South Africa in a two-test series starting on Wednesday before another two-match series against ...

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    We belong with test-playing nations, says Hong Kong cricket coach after biggest ever win

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:40am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the world’s elite after stunning hosts Bangladesh at the ICC World Twenty20, ecstatic head coach Charlie Burke said. With the world, including all the test-playing nations who have turned up ... member of the International Cricket Council at a world event. “Hopefully, this will show the ICC and the other test nations how important it is to have associate countries at tournaments like ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong Sixes funding request rejected for second time

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

    ... rugby sevens, now part of the Olympics, we are the major tournament for cricket sixes in the world and hopefully can assist in promoting cricket into the Olympics, with China and cricket ... tasked with promoting major sporting events turned down a second application from the Hong Kong Sixes. "I really fear this committee has lost the plot. In fact, they never had ...




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