• Mon
  • Jul 28, 2014
  • Updated: 10:16pm

Cricket World Cup

Foreign service could boost HK World Cup bid

Irfan Ahmed and Babar Hayat could soon be playing overseas as part of a plan to embed Hong Kong's best players in top-grade cricket with an eye on qualifying for the ICC World Cup in 2015.

Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:00am

Smaller nations need help to grow, says Watson

Australian vice-captain Shane Watson called for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide more competitive cricket for the smaller nations as he lauded the decision to include the associates at the 2015 World Cup.

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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 India.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK's World Cup fate to be decided

The dreams of Hong Kong's weekend cricketers of playing in the 2015 World Cup will be decided at the International Cricket Council's annual conference that gets under way in the city tomorrow.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tourney may open door to World Cup

Hong Kong's hopes of playing in the 2015 World Cup have been boosted after the International Cricket Council hinted it will revert to a qualifying process for associate members.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

City hosts key World Cup talks

The fate of Hong Kong and other associate members at future World Cups will be decided when the International Cricket Council meets in Hong Kong in June to rethink the controversial decision to bar the non-test-playing nations.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

The World Cup of willow and leather ball begins next Saturday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur when co-hosts Bangladesh and India meet in the opening game of the 49-match tournament. At the end of this marathon, one team will have the bragging rights for the next four years, and being a professional and unbiased commentator, I bet it will be Sri Lanka, the other host nation.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

ACC success has whetted HK's appetite, says Habib

The bar has been raised and expectations are high - now that Hong Kong are officially ranked as the top associate member side in Asia after their triumphant run at the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur last month.

The next goal is to finish in the top two at the ICC World Cricket League division four tournament in Tanzania next month.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

World Cup teams trim 'a retrograde step'

The vote by the International Cricket Council's subcontinental powers to reduce the number of teams at the 2011 World Cup was labelled a 'retrograde step' by top Hong Kong official John Cribbin yesterday.

A bid by Hong Kong and other associate members to prevent the ICC's chief executives committee from reducing the number of teams from 16 to 14 failed last week.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK to fight ICC move to ditch World Cup minnows

Hong Kong will be at the forefront of moves to oppose the International Cricket Council from reducing the number of associate members at the 2011 World Cup from six to four.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Pages