One Day International

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.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 12:00am

Experience that can't be bought or beaten

There is nothing graceful or stylish about Munir Dar. An unorthodox front-on stance at the batting crease coupled with ugly swipes reminds one more of a butcher hefting a cleaver than a surgeon with a scalpel. His left-arm spin comes out awkwardly too; seemingly more desperate to get rid of the ball than to unfurl a web of deceit.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vincent 'front-runner' to coach HK batsmen

Former New Zealand test and one-day batsman Lou Vincent is set to become Hong Kong's batting coach as the team embark on an international calendar which includes qualification tournaments for the ICC World Cups - Twenty20 and 50 overs.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Icc goes out to bat for hong kong

High-powered International Cricket Council power-brokers, Sharad Pawar and Haroon Lorgat, went out to bat for Hong Kong last night and asked Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to assist the local game in any way the government could. Their plea was welcomed by local officials.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK's World Cup fate to be decided

The dreams of Hong Kong's weekend cricketers of playing in the 2015 World Cup will be decided at the International Cricket Council's annual conference that gets under way in the city tomorrow.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ireland leads the fight against ICC elites

His father left Sri Lanka to join the RAF in the late 1940s. By then the war was over, but a combative streak was born and it still runs in the family with Warren Deutrom gearing up for a battle against the big shots in the International Cricket Council who will meet in Hong Kong from June 26-30 to decide if a World Cup needs the world involved.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Heat is on in Dubai for Hong Kong team

The heat is on Hong Kong. And it is not the stifling 39 degrees Celsius variety which engulfs this desert sheikhdom but rather the pressure of knowing that a lot is riding on a successful campaign at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

ACC chief lauds Games stadium

Asian cricket chief Syed Ashraful Huq is kicking himself that he did not have 'sixes' on his mind when the Chinese asked him how many teams would be playing every day when cricket makes it debut at the Asian Games this month.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

China's women cricketers remain work in progress

China and cricket, now there's a combination that you don't come across every day. What next? Fiji and downhill skiing?

This isn't China and men's cricket either - it's China and women's cricket that we're talking about here as if this particular mixture of country and sport wasn't odd enough as it is.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong batsmen fall short in history exam

'Our bowling has come a long way but our batting continues to let us down'

Hong Kong's tryst with destiny was hardly memorable. They looked completely out of their depth, once again while batting, as Bangladesh scored a crushing 116-run victory in the opening match at the six-nation Asia Cup.

17 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Sports diary


Cricket: Victoria v India, Melbourne.

Soccer: Champions League group stage.


Cricket: Victoria v India, Melbourne; Sri Lanka A v England, Colombo; Zimbabwe v West Indies, third one-day international Harare.

Soccer: Champions League group stage.


23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

French on fire as HK crush Maldives

Hong Kong youngster Alex French thought he had scored a world record in one-day internationals with a double century at the Asian Cricket Council Trophy in Singapore - but the International Cricket Council (ICC) dashed his hopes.

16 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Asia Cup event postponed as politics pads up in Kashmir

Hong Kong cricket's spring date with Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Saeed Anwar and company has been put off with the news that the Asia Cup has been postponed to 2002.

20 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Hong Kong seeks field of dreams to fulfil pivotal role in development

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has at last recognised that even a tiny place like Hong Kong has much to offer the game's future, according to Peter Slack.

23 Jun 1997 - 12:00am