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  1. Sport - Soccer - INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE

    Indian Super League ready to wake sleeping giants to beautiful game

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... With Bollywood stars, cricketing greats and a slick marketing campaign, India's new football league is gunning to become the next big thing in sport. Before tomorrow's kick-off in the eastern ... on cricket's glitzy Indian Premier League, the eight-team city-based franchises have famous frontmen, including former Italy great Alessandro Del Piero, 39, for the two-month long competition. ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong give youngsters chance to shine in Asian Cricket Council Premier League in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 09:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Lumpur Jamie Atkinson will lead Hong Kong in the Asian Cricket Council Premier League in Kuala Lumpur looking to build on the success of defeating Bangladesh at the ICC World Twenty20 last month. "The future looks bright and we have picked a squad with an average age of 21," said Charlie Burke, Hong Kong Cricket Association's director of cricket. "There are a number ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Afghanistan seek World Cup boost from India, Pakistan

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    ... for the fourth wicket to bring their side home with 175 balls to spare. Nabi smashed two huge sixes and three fours to assure his team of second place in the World Cricket League behind runaway winners ... 3 (February 26, Dunedin), Australia (March 4, Perth), New Zealand (March 8, Napier) and England (March 13, Sydney). Ireland, who won the World Cricket League ahead of Afghanistan, will play in Group ...


    Inside Incheon: Indian cricket too busy making money to care about Asian Games

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:06pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... not send a men's team because the Games clash with the Champions League Twenty20. With four IPL teams participating, the cream of Indian cricket will be playing for their franchises. ... Alvin Sallay Absence of test-playing nation from major tournament speaks volumes about its priorities Shame only money matters to India The absence of India from the Asian Games cricket ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong key target for 'instant-action' franchise based on cricket's Indian Premier League

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Cricket's IPL the model for ambitious new international league set to launch next year with the world's top players on board HK key target ... of cricket's Indian Premier League and will serve up the world's top players, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, in an instant and novel format to millions of fans across ...

  6. New league a smashing way to draw Chinese into playing cricket

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay If you fancy the idea of being able to bat on even if you are dismissed, then sign on for the first Indoor Cricket League in Hong Kong, a tournament tailor-made for people who ... not to be drawn to this version. The innovative game, widely popular even in established cricket countries like England- it even has an Indoor World Cup- is all about learning to keep your wicket while ...

  7. HK to sharpen up for ICC challenge on Sri Lanka trip

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will make a week-long trip to Sri Lanka early next month as the build-up to the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament gathers momentum. Rumesh ... 'The purpose is to get together as a group and get away from the daily distractions of Hong Kong. We will also name the final squad for the World Cricket League after the tour.' Hong Kong ...

  8. Dar back in HK squad but will have to prove his worth

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... World Cricket League Division Three tournament. Looking ahead to the ICC event to be played in January in Hong Kong, head coach Charlie Burke has named his first squad since taking over in May ... and is a reflection of what Hong Kong needs in the coming two to three years,' Burke said. 'We are not only looking just at the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament but also the future ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport

    No takers so far for Indian Premier League cricket club Deccan Chargers

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Just one failed bid for cash-strapped club, adding to pressures on troubled cricket league No takers for IPL's Deccan Chargers Indian Premier League ... with this year's edition from March to April. The IPL has become a major event in the international cricket calendar, attracting the world's most exciting players such as maverick England batsman ...

  10. Sport - China - CRICKET

    Claire Taylor leads MCC efforts to boost cricket in China

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... quite as intense as playing at a World Cup, but former England star Claire Taylor is on a groundbreaking visit playing with the MCC women's team in China. Having witnessed first hand the emergence of China on the world stage- the Chinese women played at Lord's in August- Taylor believes cricket could benefit hugely if it became an Olympic sport. Becoming part of the Olympic ...




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