About DTC HK T20 Blitz

DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz is a Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament, which held its second edition from March 8-12 in 2017. The tournament is a five-team competition held over five days at Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground in Mong Kok. 

The Teams 

The full scale of success in the second edition of the DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz has been revealed, following the release of figures from the live streaming coverage of the event.

Full data collected from the tournament generated 11.8 million views across Facebook and YouTube over the five days, obliterating last year’s 51,000 over two days and the anticipated target of 1 million.

Over 8.4 million of those views were live during the coverage, with the remaining 3.4 million watched the videos on demand.

While, the majority of viewership came from cricket stronghold markets such as India, the growth in the local Hong Kong market was also notable.

A total of 146,000 views in total were from the Territory, up from just 8,000 in the Blitz’s opening season.

In addition, both weekend days of the tournament were sold out, which resulted in an electric atmosphere both at the ground and during the broadcast.

The tournament also made waves in the cricket world, with the Blitz becoming the first major T20 event to be run by an Associate member.

Preparations have already begun for the 2018 event with dates to be confirmed following the release of the schedule of the Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

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What is the Hong Kong T20 Blitz?

The Hong Kong T20 Blitz brings the world’s best short form players together the with the premier local domestic cricket talent. There is also a focus on developing Associate Cricket, with each team required to select at least one overseas player from a non-full member nation. A total of five overseas players per team played in the 2017 tournament, up from 3 in a playing XI in 2016. 

The 2017 event was highlighted by the signing of World Cup winning Captain Darren Sammy, Kumar Sangakkara, Misbah Ul-Haq, Ian Bell, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chris Jordan. Kowloon Cantons defeated City Kaitak in the final with Hong Kong's own Babar Hayat upstaging the overseas talent by winning the player of the final award.