Cricket at the Asian Games

14-team format 'good news' for hong kong

Hong Kong and other leading associate members can continue to dream the dream after the International Cricket Council (ICC) reversed its decision to limit the 2015 World Cup to the 10 full members and reinstated the 14-team format used at this year's showpiece won by Indi

Wednesday, 29 June, 2011, 12:00am

Icc goes out to bat for hong kong

High-powered International Cricket Council power-brokers, Sharad Pawar and Haroon Lorgat, went out to bat for Hong Kong last night and asked Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to assist the local game in any way the government could. Their plea was welcomed by local officials.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

China may thrive with Games status

China's budding love affair with cricket could take off if the International Cricket Council decides to push boundaries by getting Twenty20 into the 2020 Olympic Games.

'If the Olympics were to happen, it would be fascinating to see how quickly China might develop as a genuine force in the game,' Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom said.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The fate of many in hands of few

The dice are heavily loaded and will always fall in favour of the International Cricket Council establishment - the 10 full members - so don't expect any miracles, warns John Cribbin, Hong Kong's man inside the labyrinthine world governing body.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK hope to create own magic as they take on Bangladesh in opener

Walking into the open-air amphitheatre on Haixinsha Island for the opening ceremony on Friday night is an experience Connie Wong Ar-yan and the rest of the Hong Kong women's cricket team will never forget.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? It seems everybody, judging by the meek responses from the International Cricket Council and the ACC, its Asian counterpart, on India's decision to pull out of the cricket competition at November's Asian Games in Guangzhou.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

India exit stirs China women's medal hopes

India's withdrawal from the cricket competition at the Guangzhou Asian Games in November will open the door for the Chinese women's team to win a medal, said Ashraful Huq, a senior official of the sport's governing body in Asia.

3 Jun 2010 - 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

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

Singh sends his deputies to HK's aid

Robin Singh will have his hand on the tiller by remote control when Hong Kong attempt to move closer to qualifying for the 2011 World Cup at the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Darwin next month.

29 Apr 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