Kowloon Cantons

Team Name: Kowloon Cantons

Why the name? Kowloon itself means the 9 Dragons in Cantonese, an allegorical reference to our team’s ownership structure. Kowloon is also one of the most vibrant and dynamic areas of Hong Kong home to the only ICC approved ODI ground thus making this part of the city, the hub of cricket. Cantons is derived from the local language, Cantonese. The spirit behind the name Kowloon Cantons, beautifully brings together both aspects of what we value – Cricket & Hong Kong. Our name reflects our commitment to promoting cricket in Hong Kong.

Mission Statement: Our tagline Cricket, Passion, Faith embodies the ethos of our team as well as its owners. Integrity is our biggest forte, we believe in the game and all its values and that is the benchmark we set for ourselves, on and off the field. We believe in Cricket as a sport, we have the Passion to take it forward in Hong Kong and we have the Faith in our team to always play hard and play fair.

Team Sponsors: We welcome back AdMark Asia Group who return to sponsor us. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, if you would like to be a part of the Kowloon Cantons family, do contact us.

Charity Partner: IBET - Integrated Brilliant Education Trust

About the Franchise: The force behind the Kowloon Cantons is a consortium of 10 owners. Uniquely owned by 9 women and an ex-Hong Kong national captain, each owner brings a different skill set and a high degree of enthusiasm to the team.  With Kowloon Cantons Cricket Company Ltd. being the corporate set up, each Director has assumed a part of the responsibility for the development of the team, the game and the tournament in Hong Kong.

In the 2016 season, Kowloon Cantons set the benchmark for the HK T20 Blitz by inviting Australian Captain Michael Clarke and young Nepalese player Sandeep Lamichchane to play. Sandeep was subsequently signed for Western Suburbs in Sydney. We are hoping to provide another such development platform this year.

International Players: Shahid Afridi (Pak), Marlon Samuels (WI), Dwayne Smith (WI), Yasir Arafat (Pak) , Calum MacLeod (Sco)

Retained Players: Babar Hayat (c), Tanveer Ahmed, Shahid Wasif

Draft Players: Waqas Khan, Isaac Poole, Ehsan Nawaz, Ahsan Abassi, Li Kai Ming, Muddasar Hussain, Angus Robson and Sunny Bhimsaria

Head Coach: Craig Wright

Website: www.kowlooncantons.strikingly.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kowlooncantons

Twitter: @kowlooncantons

Instagram: @kowlooncantons

Sponsorship contact: Aparna Kapur Shankar +85264683821 Email: aparna.kowlooncantons@gmail.com

Media Contact: Urvashi Sethi +852 95758961 Email: kowlooncantons@gmail.com