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Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes

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.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

International Sixes may revert to a two-day event

This year's Karp Group Hong Kong International Sixes will be played over two days, instead of three, unless the event gets backing from the Mega Events Fund (MEF), top official Shahzada Saleem says.

4 Jun 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

'Bad boy' resurrects HK's hopes

'Bad boy' Irfan Ahmed showed how important he is to the fortunes of the Hong Kong team as he almost single-handedly resurrected the city's hopes of playing in next year's world qualifiers for the ICC World Twenty20 competition.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Four new players join HK squad at Twenty20

Hong Kong's next generation has been given the responsibility of carrying the flag at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 tournament in Nepal next month, with selectors naming four new faces in the 14-strong squad picked yesterday.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

HK-led world sixes circuit a possibility

The idea of an international circuit with Hong Kong in the driver's seat emerged yesterday, as Cricket South Africa officials were impressed with the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes.

Tournament organisers breathed a sigh of a relief after the main attraction, the Woodworm All Stars squad, scraped into the quarter-finals of the Cup competition.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Future star spearheads HK's drive into quarters

It was a changing of the guard for Hong Kong cricket yesterday: out with the old, in with the new, the latter in the strapping form of 19-year-old Babar Hayat, who showed he is a star in the making.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

All Stars fail to shine ... is it time to bring on new bats?

Woodworm proudly sponsors Sri Lankan slinger Lasith Malinga among its stable of overseas stars, but none of the big-name players turning out for the Woodworm All Stars can carry their bats due to other personal contracts. No wonder they performed poorly against New Zealand, joked Simon Millinton, chief executive of the UK bat manufacturer Woodworm.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Suspended Irfan sorely missed

Hong Kong discovered that life without Irfan Ahmed is tough after they failed to defend a healthy total and lost their opening game to India in the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes yesterday.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Singh replaces Tait at Sixes tournament

Indian seamer R.P. Singh will join compatriot Piyush Chawla in the Woodworm All Stars team for the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes, which gets under way at Kowloon Cricket Club on Friday.

Left-armer Singh is a last-minute replacement for Australian spearhead Shaun Tait, who has pulled out with an injury.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New and improved

When Sanath Jayasuriya walks out to bat in the first ever international Twenty20 game played on Hong Kong soil on Friday at the Kowloon Cricket Club, he could be heralding a new dawn for the Hong Kong Cricket Association.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Youthful squad seek second Sixes title for Sri Lanka

One-day specialist Chamara Kapugedera will lead a young Sri Lankan side in the chase for a second title at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club this month.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sri Lanka send young challengers

One-day specialist Chamara Kapugedera will lead a young Sri Lankan side in the chase for a second title at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club this month.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

England to use Sixes as launching pad

Five-time champions England will use this month's Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes as a development tool to launch players on to the international stage.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Howzat for a Hong Kong girl

Her name might suggest a long road ahead but former Hong Kong cricketer Natasha Miles is on the verge of making it big in England and convincing officials she should be part of the country's long-term plans.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am