Ilyas Gul

Please Mr Pawar, remember HK

Dear Mr Sharad Pawar,

This is an open letter to you, the president of the International Cricket Council, and our sincere hope is that you address some of the issues we will bring up.

Sunday, 26 June, 2011, 12:00am

HK hopes destroyed by Papua New Guinea

Hong Kong's 2011 World Cup dreams have ended after Tabarak Dar and his men were crushed by Papua New Guinea (PNG), losing by nine wickets in a sorry display at the Hurlingham ground in Buenos Aires.

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Singh pinpoints Smart's absence as pivotal to HK's dismal performance

The absence of former captain Tim Smart cost Hong Kong a great deal at the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Darwin, said stay-away coach Robin Singh.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

At last, victory for HK

Hong Kong tasted victory at last, defeating Italy by 49 runs yesterday. But it was of little worth as they were battling for the scraps in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Darwin.

Hong Kong will face Tanzania tomorrow for fifth place and the Plate title in the eight-team tournament.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Ilyas Gull - Captain. Age: 39

Born: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Right-hand batsman, right-arm off-break

Career Highlights: Played in 2004 Asia Cup ODIs against Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Najeeb Amar - Vice-captain

Age: 35

Born: Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab

Left-hand batsman

Slow left-arm orthodox

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Survival of the fittest in Darwin

A lot will ride on the shoulders of Ilyas Gull (pictured) - the first Pakistani to captain Hong Kong - when the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament gets underway in Darwin today.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Haider and Gull have inside track in race for HK captaincy

Afzaal Haider and Ilyas Gull have emerged as two of the leading contenders to become Hong Kong's new captain - that is if the selectors aren't tempted to turn back the clock and rely on golden-oldie Rahul Sharma.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Fuzes stars with bat and ball

Last season's all-conquering Scorpions got their new campaign off to the worst possible start when they lost the Hong Kong Cricket Club derby to Optimists as the expanded 10-team Sunday League got underway yesterday.

Mark Fuzes hit the first century of the season as Optimists trounced their sister-side by a resounding 10 wickets.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Heat is on as HK face Emirates

Locals face selection headache ahead of ICC Intercontinental Cup game against Mid-East rivals

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Gul's century keeps Pakistan streak intact

An unbeaten ton from Ilyas Gul yesterday helped defending champions Pakistan Association continue their Sunday League undefeated run.

Gul hit 102 as he guided Pakistan Association to a five-wicket win over KCC Infidels at Mission Road.

Gul played the important anchor role in his side's 36-run win over JKN Little Sai Wan a fortnight ago.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Hong Kong off to winning start

A solid all-round performance from Hong Kong saw Stewart Brew's side get off to a winning start in the opening round of the Tunku Ja'afar Cup at the Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Pakistanis overrun Infidels

Sada Hussain hit an unbeaten 115 to lead Pakistan Association to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Infidels at the Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday and continue the Pakistanis' charge towards the Sunday League title.

Chasing a total of 196, Hussain and Ilyas Gul (46) figured in a century partnership as Pakistan Association romped home with more than 13 overs to spare.

17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am