Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin yesterday threw his weight behind the continuation of the endangered Hong Kong Sixes and said he might raise the issue at the forthcoming meeting of Test captains at the ICC headquarters in London. Azharuddin, who is in town on a private visit, said he hoped the current bickering between the Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) and Cricket World International (CWI) would end. 'I support the Sixes. It is a good tournament and I know that all the cricketers loved coming here to play in it. I hope it will continue. 'It is a simple game, understood easily and enjoyed by everyone. I have enjoyed it immensely,' he added. The stylish Indian batsman has been an interested onlooker these past few days, as the controversy concerning the shelving of the Sixes and whether the HKCA should foot half of the $350,000 losses derived from last year's tournament rages on. The HKCA replying to charges from CWI chairman Ken Catton of failing to honour a joint-venture agreement, said on Thursday that it was not legally bound to meet a share of losses that may have been incurred. The money issue is only part of the vexing problem. The bigger problem is the shelving of the Sixes this year by the HKCA in favour of the new Cricket Max tournament - which the HKCA hopes will be sanctioned by the International Cricket Council as the official short form of the game. Azharuddin said he had never heard of Cricket Max before. 'I have never heard of this tournament . . . Mad Max or something. I hope this problem can be resolved amicably and soon. I believe it is in the best interests of everyone to do so,' added Azharuddin. Azharuddin has played on three previous occasions at the Sixes. 'The Test captains will meet on May 18 to discuss various issues. I might bring up the Sixes issue if I'm asked to,' said Azharuddin. The public support from Azharuddin will come as a huge boost to promoters CWI - a backing from such a powerful figure in Indian cricket is nothing to be sneezed at. In the light of India being the dream team every cricket promoter must attract if they wish their event to be shown on television - the huge audiences on the sub-continent make it imperative that India take part - Azharuddin's backing for the Sixes is an ominous sign for the HKCA. The HKCA is trying to get India, England and New Zealand to play in the proposed Cricket Max tournament on September 26-27 at the Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC). New Zealand are the only team confirmed so far. In a strange twist to the proceedings, it was revealed that the KCC has not been booked in September for the proposed Cricket Max. The HKCA in a statement sent to the media said they had booked the ground on those two days - thus apparently preventing CWI from going ahead and organising the Sixes under their own steam. 'No one has booked the ground for September 26 and 27,' said Charles O'Brian, KCC president. 'I was surprised to read that the HKCA has booked the grounds.' The September dates are vital as they are the only window in a crowded international calendar to stage the competition.