King's Park

'Stunned' Councillor Leung Wai-kuen removed from King's Park seat

Former councillor Edward Leung holds a press conference after the High Court ruled he was unduly elected in 2011. Photo: May Tse

A district councillor from the King's Park constituency has been unseated by an election rival who missed out on the seat by just two votes. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon in the High Court yesterday declared that Edward Leung Wai-kuen had broken campaign rules and was therefore not "duly elected".

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 5:01am

Take guard at the crease

Cricket gives children the chance to develop a sense of patience and self-discipline, improve fitness levels and learn how to perform as membersof a team.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

KCC shuts out Sunday League final

A dispute over Pakistan Association's right to play in the final of the Sunday League led to the Kowloon Cricket Club closing its doors to the showpiece yesterday.

Pakistan Association were due to meet Little Sai Wan in the final at KCC, but the match was called off after teams were told that the ground would not be made available.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Going into bat for minorities

The Hong Kong Cricket Association hopes it's found a way to engage young people from ethnic minorities.

In his policy address two weeks ago, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen emphasised the need for improved services for non-Chinese communities, and the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes is reaching out to the South Asian community through the game.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Five-year sponsorship deal secures Sixes' future

A five-year multimillion-dollar title sponsorship deal has quashed fears the Hong Kong Sixes might be put on hold for a year.

Karp Group, which came on board at the last minute in 2009, has put its hand up once again after the Hong Kong Cricket Association struggled to find a title sponsor for the November 6-7 tournament at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

25 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

HK's hopes of hosting world event rest on high quality of grass wicket

Hong Kong 'has a very good chance' of hosting the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament said International Cricket Council global development manager Matthew Kennedy.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

ICC visit may pave way for HK to host international event

Two top officials from the world governing body will arrive on Sunday to look at the feasibility of Hong Kong hosting the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in January.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

A bouquet to the Hong Kong Cricket Association for going ahead with the Sixes. Despite losing HK$1.8 million last year, the HKCA has stood firm, and this week's announcement that the popular tournament would go ahead on October 31-November 1 should be applauded.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Return of arts in the park

A new round of the Arts Corner will start at Hong Kong Park from today and run all year from noon to 6pm on weekends and public holidays. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said it would create a relaxed atmosphere for art appreciation. Similar events are being held at Victoria Park and Kowloon Park.

Woman injured dodging dog

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Tireless Pittman displays Kiwi spirit

Following on from the many discussions about the American elections this week, the president of the New Zealand Society of Hong Kong, Travis Pittman, also turned his thoughts to the polls in his country. 'I wonder how many Kiwis voted this weekend? After the Bledisloe Cup win last weekend, their nationalistic pride should be at an all time high,' said Pittman.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

'The rush to specialists has to stop'

Hospital chiefs are looking for ways to cut unnecessary admissions and referrals to specialists as a way of reducing the financial burden on the cash-strapped Hospital Authority.

Patients who can be cared for by general practitioners should not be referred to the more expensive specialist care, says Hung Chi-tim, the chief executive of the authority's Kowloon Central Cluster.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Butt's big-hitting blizzard leads to safety barriers being raised

Record-breaking batsman Hussain Butt may have managed only 15 runs yesterday, but the Hong Kong Cricket Club is taking no chances.

The wicket on Wong Nai Chung Gap Road will remain closed to first-class cricket until early next month so fences can be raised against the next onslaught by Butt, who hit 311 runs in 35 overs last weekend.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

What's On

CROSS-COUNTRY RACE

The Cross-Country Championship, organised by the Hong Kong Post-Secondary Colleges Athletic Association, will be held on Sunday from 9am to noon at Sir Hadden Cave Sports Ground at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

A total of 183 athletes from 11 tertiary institutions will compete in the event. For more details, call 2817 3835.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Arif reunited with brothers at Shaheen

The Ali brothers are back together again - with Shaheen. After six seasons of playing for Kowloon Cricket Club, Arif Ali has returned to join his three older brothers in a bid to propel Hong Kong's leading club back to their glory days.

16 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

PLA open-day tickets snapped up

Scuffles break out in queues as tempers fray in the heat

Passes for the PLA's open day on Thursday were snapped up yesterday after a morning of frenzied queuing.

Some people had been waiting since 7pm on Saturday while others scuffled with queue-jumpers as the heat and a lack of tickets frayed tempers.

28 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

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