Singapore National Cricket Team

How one man can make a difference

They say you make your own luck. Yet, Charlie Burke has been a talisman for Hong Kong cricket. Just look at the evidence. Ever since the Australian came on board as national coach, Hong Kong have gone from strength to strength on the international scene.

Sunday, 11 December, 2011, 12:00am

Crucial 18 months as HK weigh up cash options

The next 18 months will prove decisive for Hong Kong, who are sizing up how best to use the International Cricket Council's annual high-performance grant to prepare the national squad for a 10-team qualifying tournament in Scotland in 2013, when the four associates to play at the 2015 World Cup will be decided.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Cash demands threaten Tuanku trophy

Years of tradition lost out to cold cash when the Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy, which was due to start tomorrow in Hong Kong, was indefinitely postponed after Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia pulled out citing financial difficulties.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Smart in favour of bold approach

Hong Kong captain Tim Smart has called for the selectors to blood youngsters during the Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy one-day tournament, which the SAR will host from September 28 to October 2.

16 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

New cup offers three-day test to HK

Hong Kong's crowded 2004 international calendar got busier yesterday with the introduction of the newly created ICC Intercontinental Cup which fast-tracks emerging nations.

It will see the SAR involved in an Asian qualifying tournament this year. And significantly, it will be three-day cricket, not limited overs.

18 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Singapore seek double the value

The city state plans to import players to coach their kids - and take them to the World Cup

7 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

2 minutes with ...NADEEM AHMED


Only 15, Ahmed is the baby of the Hong Kong cricket tour party which leaves on Tuesday for the annual Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy to be played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hong Kong are the defending champions and, with talented left-arm spinner Ahmed in the squad, will be hoping to retain their dominance over Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

31 Aug 2003 - 12:00am


Thailand have pulled out of this week's Tuanku Ja'afar Cricket Trophy, leaving hosts Hong Kong to battle it out with Singapore and Malaysia for the title. Thailand have been replaced by Hong Kong 'A' but matches against Hong Kong 'A' are unofficial and do not carry any championship points. Hong Kong 'A' cannot play in the final.

26 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Sunday end to Sharma ban

Rahul Sharma will be eligible to play for Hong Kong at this summer's ICC Trophy in Canada after the Hong Kong Cricket Association's executive committee decided that his five-match ban would end with this Sunday's Fincher Shield game.

23 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Hit for six

Hong Kong: It was a bad day for hosts Hong Kong in the Tuanku Ja'afar Under-13 Cricket Championship with both their teams on the losing end. Favourites Malaysia swept to a five-wicket win over Hong Kong after bowling out the home team for 50 while Singapore thrashed Hong Kong A by 115 runs.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Revenge in the minds of HK players

ANYONE else might have voiced it more strongly. But Patrick Fordham, the Hong Kong captain, understated the territory's performance at last year's Tuanku Ja'afar tournament.

'It was pretty disappointing. We expected to win the trophy and we didn't,' said Fordham.

21 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Provisional approval for all-local side in Trophy

HONG KONG will field a ''development'' side in November's Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy - subject to agreement from their opponents.

The executive committee of the Hong Kong Cricket Association decided last night that the territory would not be represented by the side which played at the ICC Trophy in Kenya - the First XI.

8 Jun 1994 - 12:00am