CLIVE HOWARD A chief inspector with the Hong Kong Police, the 46-year-old cricket fan is also the tournament director of the annual Hong Kong Cricket Sixes which ends today at the Kowloon Cricket Club. It is no easy job he faces, what with looking for lost balls and looking out for 'Osama bin Laden'. Osama? Yes. He is a worry. Last year we had a spectator wearing an Osama bin Laden mask and running around creating trouble. We have increased security measures this time and will be watching out for any disturbing influences or provocative acts. What steps have been taken? There will be more security men at the grounds. We have also changed the design of the stands with public access being from the rear. There will be no space in front of the stands which will mean less milling around on the boundary. We will also do the usual bag searches. No one will also be able to bring in banners. Apart from security, what are your other big headaches? Obviously, the weather. My fingers are crossed that it won't rain. How many cricket balls have you got this year? We have 150 Australian Platypus balls made in China. These are similar to the one we use in the local Saturday League. And they are yellow in colour. Why yellow? We have discovered that yellow balls are the easiest to see in the air. It is easy to pick up both by players and the fans. In 2000 we used red balls that were lost in the crowd background. Who is the biggest hitter? That's tough to answer. But one person who sticks in the mind is Pakistan's Naved Latif. His six off the backfoot and off a yorker in the final were memorable hits. Were Australia not invited this year because their players were inebriated on the field? No. Australia could not commit a quality side this year. After poor performances in the past couple of years, we left them out. Who will win the Cup? Pakistan are still undoubtedly the tournament favourites.