Galaxy Gladiators Lantau

Team Name: Galaxy Gladiators Lantau

Where we come from? Situated in the mouth of the Pearl River and sat adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s largest and most picturesque island. Lantau offers an alternative perspective of Hong Kong, swapping stacks of skyscrapers for soaring mountains and swathes of indigenous forest – earning its label as “the lungs of Hong Kong”.

Team Sponsor/s: TBC – appealing for sponsorship.

About the Franchise: The Galaxy Gladiators Lantau franchise was founded by Vinod Dhariwal & Suresh Khandelwal: the first a well-known Hong Kong businessman and the latter a non-residing Indian businessman both of whom share an undying passion for cricket.

Vinod, before moving to Hong Kong just over 25 years ago, was a state-level cricketer in India for his hometown team, Haryana. His love for the sport was passed on to his two sons, both keen cricketers, the youngest of whom represented the Hong Kong national team at under-16 level.

Suresh, whose import and export dealings see his time split between Hong Kong and India, also looks back fondly on his cricket playing days in India, where he proudly represented his college at the University of Delhi. Still an ardent follower of the game, Suresh has instilled a devotion to cricket in his family; his sons and nephews and are all avid players and fans.

Vinod and Suresh are bound together by an unwavering commitment to the advancement of cricket as a sport, and see huge scope for its growth in Hong Kong.

Vision: Galaxy Gladiators Lantau and its founders firmly believe that boosting the profile of Associate Nations is integral to making cricket a truly global sport. They are fully committed to the growth of cricket in Hong Kong, as part of a broader contribution to the globalisation of the game.

Through this franchise and its participation in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, the owners wish to give back both to the sport they love and to the place they call their second home. The Blitz provides the ideal format and platform to: (i) engage new and existing cricket fans in Hong Kong; (ii) champion Hong Kong cricket on the international stage, and; (iii) foster the next generation of talent to propel Hong Kong cricket to greater heights in the future.

Head Coach: Scott McKechnie

Overseas Players: Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Jesse Ryder, Sohail Tanvir, Seekkuge Prasanna, Assad Vala

Retained Players: Anshuman Rath, Mohammad Awais, Mo Khan

Drafted domestic players: Sourav Kumar, Haseeb Amjad, Daniyal Bukhari, Courtney Kruger, Karandeep Singh, Arshad Haroon Mohammad, Ishaq Ibraheem Muhammad, Jason Lui

Facebook: @GalaxyGladiatorsLantau https://www.facebook.com/GalaxyGladiatorsLantau/

Twitter: @GGLantau https://twitter.com/GGLantau

Sponsorship Contact: Gaurav Kumar – 6407 1535 / GalaxyGladiatorsLantau@gmail.com

Media Contact: Gaurav Pardeshi – 95433660 / Gaurav@adesiflava.com