Hong Kong Cricket Association

Fate of Hong Kong Sixes in hands of government

Crowds enjoying the cup final of the KARP Group Hong Kong Sixes between South Africa and Pakistan. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The fate of this year's Hong Kong Sixes, left hanging without a title sponsor, depends on the government approving a request for HK$10 million from the Mega Events Fund (MEF), leading cricket official Mike Walsh warned yesterday.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 5:47am

'Glutton for punishment' Mike Walsh returns as HKCA chairman

Mike Walsh

It's all change at the top of the Hong Kong Cricket Association with Mike Walsh returning as chairman after a break of eight years, and Rodney Miles taking over as president.

The Hong Kong Cricket Club duo will take over from Simon Millington and Saleem Shahzada, respectively, at tomorrow's annual general meeting. They come in uncontested.

4 Jun 2013 - 2:56am

Disappointing India dumped out of Sixes Cup competition

Hong Kong supporters cheer on the first day of the Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club, but Indian fans were disappointed by their side. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Vivek Bakshi, the manager of the India team, brushed aside suggestions that the world's most financially powerful cricketing nation had sent a scratch side to the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes, as organisers yesterday first scrambled to get a virtually unknown side to the ground on time - the first day's play at Kowloon Cricket Club - and then watched them being knocked out of the Cup competition.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:01am

Two Hong Kong women cricketers banned for pulling out of Asia Cup squad

Neisha Pratt

Two leading Hong Kong women cricketers have been banned for a year after their "crazy" decision to withdraw from the squad competing at this week's Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup in Guangzhou

24 Oct 2012 - 2:33am

Hong Kong Sixes down to eight teams because of a shortage of funds

Shahzada Saleem

The Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes next month has been downsized after organisers refrained from going cap in hand to the government’s Mega Events Fund owing to time constraints.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:39am

Continuing a grand tradition

Maurice Ling played one match for the Hong Kong national team in 1994 at the Tuanku Jaafar Cup. He didn't make any noteworthy contribution, but his mere presence highlighted the fact that the game had reached the Chinese community.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Barkat at HK helm for World Cup warm-up

Former wicketkeeper Waqas Barkat has been handed the captaincy as Hong Kong look at kick starting their preparations for the ICC World Cup qualifiers in 2014 with a short tour to Papua New Guinea next month.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HKCA plays it safe by saying no to 'mega' funds

The Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes this year will feature fewer teams and be played over two days instead of three after organisers said it was 'too risky' to apply to the government's Mega Events Fund (MEF) for financial support.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HKCA in limbo as officials pull out

Two key members of the new leadership-elect at the Hong Kong Cricket Association dropped a bombshell last night by withdrawing their candidacy, citing a possible conflict of interest with their jobs as chief investigators for the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Immigration's rationale on denying Afghan team is just not cricket

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

HKCA leadership pair to quit

The Hong Kong Sixes faces a possible leadership vacuum with the top two officials at the Hong Kong Cricket Association, president Shahzada Saleem and chairman Dinesh Tandon, stepping down at the end of this month. But both insisted yesterday the future of the popular tournament was secure and its continued success was guaranteed.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

League final to go ahead amid row

The controversy-ridden Sunday League grand final between Little Sai Wan and Pakistan Association will now go ahead at Hong Kong Cricket Club - on Saturday.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Afghans rage at 'insult' of team's HK cricket ban

Angry Afghan cricket officials have accused Hong Kong immigration chiefs of insulting their nation by banning them from this year's Hong Kong sixes tournament.

The chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Nasimullah Danish, said yesterday: 'Do the officials think that our cricketers are terrorists or suicide bombers?'

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK expertise to help Taiwan establish game

Cross-straits relationships may be booming on the economic and tourism front, but it is a whole new ball game when it comes to cricket.

The mainland was unable to lend Taiwan a hand with its unexpected request for help to establish the game, so they lobbed the ball on to Hong Kong.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bureaucrats must loosen purse strings

The government is looking closely at the Mega Events Fund. Among the questions is whether to continue with it and if so, how it can be streamlined to help the targeted communities - sports, arts and culture. To answer the first, the tourism-boosting initiative set up in 2009, and due to end in April next year, must go ahead.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am