Irfan Ahmed

Irfan blasts Malaysia as Hong Kong launch Cup quest

Irfan Ahmed from the Hong Kong cricket team. Photo: Edward Wong

Irfan Ahmed bludgeoned Malaysia into submission as Hong Kong got their campaign to book a berth in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers off to a winning start in Kathmandu with a six-wicket victory.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 4:27am

Hong Kong target victory at Cricket Sixes

Irfan Ahmed

Watch out for Hong Kong - that is the upbeat message from the hosts as the rest of the teams at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes start to trickle in for this weekend's tournament at Kowloon Cricket Club.

25 Oct 2012 - 2:35am

Irfan Ahmed returns to the Hong Kong squad for Karp Group Sixes

Irfan Ahmed

Irfan Ahmed has won his place back in the squad for the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes and will be hoping to prove a point as the hosts go in hunt of an elusive Cup title at Kowloon Cricket Club next weekend.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:40am

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'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

'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

Reformed Irfan gets second chance

Irfan Ahmed is set to make a comeback into the Hong Kong squad bound for the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Nepal next month.

3 Nov 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

Losers all around in row over money

Every story has a villain, a bad guy everyone loves to hate. But in the tragic drama that unfolded in cricketing circles this week, there was no villain, only losers on all sides.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK drop Irfan Ahmed for Sixes

Irfan Ahmed, Hong Kong's top sixes performer in the past three years and player of the tournament in 2009, has been dropped from the seven-man squad for the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes this month.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK drop Ahmed for 'bad attitude'

Left-arm spinner Nadeem Ahmed has been told to 'clean up his act' after being dropped from the Hong Kong national squad.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Irfan's 88 fails to save HK

A battling knock of 88 from vice-captain Irfan Ahmed failed to stop Hong Kong from slipping to a four-wicket loss to Papua New Guinea in their opening game at the ICC Under-19 World Cup qualifiers in Toronto. Irfan (pictured) smashed 11 fours and two sixes but received little support, apart from Waqas Barakat (31) as Hong Kong were out for 160.

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

HK keep hopes alive with crucial victory

Vice-captain Manoj Cheruparambil and fellow-opener Roy Lamsam laid the foundation for victory against Cayman Islands as Hong Kong stayed on course for a top-two finish at the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Argentina.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Habib lashes out at seniors

Stand and deliver - this was the simple message from coach Aftab Habib to his senior players as Hong Kong suffered another embarrassing defeat on their training tour of Pakistan, losing by a massive 175 runs to Wapda at the venerable Lahore Gymkhana Club.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am