Icc World Twenty20

Six Hong Kong cricketers to benefit from overseas stints

Jamie Atkinson

Six players will spend the next couple of months overseas as Hong Kong fine-tune preparations for the world qualifiers in November when six tickets are available to associate countries for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next year.

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 5:04am

Afghans dash HK's hopes of a top-three pool finish

Hong Kong briefly toyed with the idea of calling up a replacement, but even Superman himself would not be able to resurrect their campaign at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers after Afghanistan handed out a nine-wicket thrashing yesterday.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong show class too late with Danish pasting

The party might be over, but Hong Kong showed they deserved to be invited as they beat Denmark by 35 runs at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers yesterday.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK have only pride to play for after failures

Pride is the only thing left for Hong Kong to play for at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers as they face their last three group games with no chance of making it into the top three and keeping alive their World Cup hopes.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK bow out as batsmen fail to set tough target

The dream of appearing in a World Cup is over. Hong Kong were left gutted after a stirring fightback fell agonisingly short against Papua New Guinea who clinched a pulsating victory with one ball to spare at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers yesterday.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK come up short in Twenty20 qualifiers

Hong Kong's licence to thrill is turning out to be a dud, as the batsmen produced another limp display to gift Canada a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK all smiles after Bermuda victory

Jamie Atkinson was compared to South African test captain Graeme Smith as the youngster showed a maturity belying his tender age to lead Hong Kong to a superb eight-wicket victory over Bermuda in their second game at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-HK coach Singh backs Nepal

Former coach Robin Singh has backed Nepal over Hong Kong as dark horses in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers starting in the United Arab Emirates today.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK 'must be fearless among big boys'

Hong Kong left last night for Dubai and the final qualifying round for the ICC World Twenty20 with a strong conviction they are in contention for one of two spots given to associate members for the September showpiece in Sri Lanka.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Blow for HK as Chapman skips tournament

Hong Kong was left ruing the unavailability of talented all-rounder Mark Chapman for the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates next month after the teenager cried off because of school commitments in New Zealand.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK's openers practise big hitting in Pakistan

Big-hitters Irfan Ahmed and Babar Hayat will be given a quick-fire dose of training in Pakistan on the finer arts of power hitting, as Hong Kong build up to the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers next month in the United Arab Emirates.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong hope they can share Chapman with NZ

Mark Chapman is at the centre of a tug of war between Hong Kong and New Zealand cricket officials who both want the exciting left-handed batsman to represent their national sides - Hong Kong at the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers and New Zealand for their under-19 national squad.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

He should do the same thing I did. That way he will be able to preserve all the positive things he did

Mikhail Gorbachev advising Vladimir Putin to follow his example and quit as leader

We can no longer lower the costs of industrialisation and urbanisation by sacrificing farmers' rights to land

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Big guns hold no fear for Hong Kong

Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke promised to 'leave no stone unturned' after the national team found themselves in the company of heavyweights Afghanistan and the Netherlands for the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in March.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Afghanistan steal Cup from under HK's nose

Hong Kong ended their Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup campaign on the downbeat note they began it, as favourites Afghanistan stole the silverware from under their noses in a tense finale in Kathmandu yesterday.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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