Najeeb Amar

Age just a number for HK

You can't but help smile inwardly as Jamie Atkinson gushes about Hong Kong, referring to the team as the 'boys'. It is quite appropriate terminology because the majority of the 14-strong squad are just that: boys. And he is one of them.

Sunday, 27 November, 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

Atkinson named Hong Kong's youngest captain

Jamie Atkinson, 21, will become the youngest person to captain Hong Kong when he leads the team for the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Trophy in Nepal in December.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Atkinson will be at the helm of a young team with an average age of 22. Teenager Nizakat Khan was picked as vice-captain as the selectors opted for a future built on a young foundation.

15 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

Four in running for Hong Kong captaincy

The national squad began training yesterday in preparation for December's ACC Twenty20 tournament in Nepal. And four of them - Roy Lamsam, Courtney Kruger, Nizakat Khan and Mark Wright - are in the running to succeed Najeeb Amar as Hong Kong captain.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Time has caught up with me, says ex-captain Najeeb

Hong Kong captain Najeeb Amar has announced his retirement and stepped down as skipper and player with immediate effect.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK cash in thanks to Nizakat knock and plenty of luck

Hong Kong cricket is US$350,000 richer after Najeeb Amar and his men finished fourth at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament despite losing to Namibia by three wickets yesterday.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dar's arrival in Dubai well-timed for HK

Hong Kong face a make-or-break game today against hosts United Arab Emirates and versatile all-rounder Munir Dar could find himself thrown straight into action just hours after arriving in Dubai as the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament hots up.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong come down to earth against Bermuda

Bermuda made Hong Kong pay dearly for some poor fielding as they breezed to a 69-run victory at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament at the Global Cricket Academy yesterday.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Nizakat spins HK to 26-run victory over Uganda

Part-time bowler Nizakat Khan spun Hong Kong to a sensational 26-run victory over Uganda in the opening game at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Dubai yesterday.

Leg-spinner Nizakat sparked an amazing reversal in fortunes after he was thrown the ball in the 19th over with Uganda cruising at 88 for one chasing Hong Kong's modest 204.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Youth and experience prove winning blend for Hong Kong

It was fitting that experience and youth were out in the middle as Hong Kong celebrated breaking new ground on the international scene by defeating Papua New Guinea to win the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament yesterday.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Butt's effort not matched as teens put HK in spin

A fine knock of 83 by Hussain Butt wasn't enough to prevent Hong Kong from slipping to a four-wicket defeat at the hands of the Sri Lanka Under19s in their opening game of their tour in Colombo yesterday.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

HK rout Maldives to reach cricket quarters

Hong Kong stormed into the quarter-finals of the men's cricket competition when they defeated the Maldives by seven wickets to remain unbeaten and top of their pool in the preliminary round.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Australia name big-hitting Warner as replacement for Sixes

Diminutive opener David Warner will return to the venue where it all began for him after being called into the Australian squad for this weekend's Karp Group/PC Jeweller Hong Kong Sixes.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Dar puts faith in batsmen to bring home the silverware

Tabarak Dar has been out there and faced the chin music. He knows what it is like being a yo-yo, and to be told from match to match what his position will be in the batting order.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

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