Asian Cricket Council

Reformed Irfan gets second chance

Irfan Ahmed is set to make a comeback into the Hong Kong squad bound for the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Nepal next month.

Thursday, 3 November, 2011, 12:00am

India essential to credibility of Asian Games

India's presence at the Asian Games is essential to make the tournament 'meaningful', Asian Cricket Council chief executive Syed Ashraful Huq says.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland players ready for a few bouncers as game finds its feet

Jiang Shuyao, 22, had a life-changing experience a few weeks ago in Lahore when he discovered the poise needed to face a fast bowler, instead of cowering in fear under a bouncer or short-pitched deliveries.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong lose Twenty20 opener

Hong Kong's campaign to add the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 title to the one-day crown they hold got off to a terrible start when they lost by one-wicket to Saudi Arabia in their opening game in Abu Dhabi. A run-a-ball 53 by opener Roy Lamsam and a quick-fire 28 from Irfan Ahmed was insufficient as Hong Kong were stunned by the Saudis, whose last pair scraped home with three balls to spare.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Bonus money too little, complain HK players

A win bonus of HK$15,000 for each player has received a lukewarm response from Hong Kong's part-timers who lifted the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Cash boost soothes pain of Asia Cup thrashings

After the agony of two massive drubbings at the Asia Cup came the ecstasy - the Hong Kong squad returned home yesterday from Karachi with the news that the association will receive a bumper payday for participating.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

HK commit to Pakistan tournament

Chance to compete at Asia Cup too good to give up despite recent deadly bomb blasts

Top official Clive Howard promised Hong Kong would take part in the Asia Cup in Pakistan in June, but hoped the security situation in the country would drastically improve by then.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong demand right to double check age-test X-rays

A bone specialist from the Hong Kong University will be called in to check the accuracy of the Asian Cricket Council age tests - bone X-rays - which disqualified Hong Kong from the ACC Under-15 Elite Cup in Kathmandu last week on the grounds that the squad included overaged players.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK U-15s ejected after age tests

Hong Kong officials have raised strenuous objections after the Under-15 team was disqualified from the Asian Cricket Council Under-15 Elite Cup in Kathmandu, Nepal following bone tests which had apparently revealed three over-aged players in the 14-strong squad.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK narrowly avoid drop

Hong Kong finished eighth at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Elite Cup, as they were stunned by Oman in their final game on Tuesday.

The SAR team were lucky not to be demoted to the ACC Under-19 Challenge group next year.

Hong Kong had a tough game against Oman who won by five wickets.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK on brink of elimination

Hong Kong's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Elite Cup were virtually washed away as they were hammered by Malaysia in a rain-affected match last Thursday.

Hong Kong lost the toss and were asked to bat first by the hosts who won by seven wickets.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland receives Asian Games pass but not HK

The mainland, as hosts, will be given an automatic spot when cricket makes its debut at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010. But Hong Kong will have to battle it out for one of three qualifying berths in the eight-team tournament, which will be played on a Twenty/20 format.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

HK joy as cricket joins Asian Games roster

Cricket will become a medal sport at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou - much to the delight of the Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA), which hopes the region's smaller nations will be included in the inaugural competition.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong heroes hit jackpot

Hong Kong's heroics at the Asian Cricket Council Trophy will benefit local cricket to the tune of at least HK$8 million in the next couple of years.

Champagne corks will be popping in Kuala Lumpur whatever the result of today's Cup final against the United Arab Emirates as the mission has been accomplished.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Lifeline for Hong Kong after ACC corrects run-rate error

Hong Kong are back from the dead. Asian Cricket Council officials threw them an unexpected lifeline hours after the dramatic tied game against Kuwait by reversing the original decision and declaring that it was the SAR, not Kuwait, who had a superior net run rate - by a mere 0.03.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am