Hong Kong batsman Nizakat Khan will play alongside Australia’s banned ex-captain Steve Smith when they line up for the Toronto Nationals in June’s Global T20 Canada league.
The Hong Kong T20 Blitz is a cricket competition in Hong Kong that was first played in 2016. The inaugural event consisted of four franchised teams playing in a Twenty20 format. Kowloon Cantons and Woodworm Island Warriors were joint winners of the inaugural Hong Kong T20 Blitz after rain washed out finals day. The 2017 edition will take place between 8-12 March and will feature five teams - Kowloon Cantons, Hung Hom JD Jaguars, Galaxy Gladiators Lantau, Hong Kong Island United and City Kai Tak - and will welcome a star-studded line-up of international players including Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Kumar Sangakkara and Misbah-ul-Haq.