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: Welcome back to our sponsors Ambience, AdMark and Jet Airways. Thank you for continuing to believe in us. Hospitality partners: Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel, Healthcare partners: SPI Health and Official Kit partner: Montgomery Sports.

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. The Cantons backed it up again in 2017, taking out the title for the second year running and looking for a three-peat in 2018!

2018 International Players: Dwayne Smith (WI), Wahab Riaz (Pak), Samit Patel (Eng), Ashar Zaidi (Eng), Paul van Meekeren (Ned)

2018 Retained Players: Babar Hayat (c), Ehsan Nawaz

Draft Players: Waqas Khan, Ryan Buckley, Adeel Shafrique, Hussain Butt, Hassan Khan, Simandeep Singh, Sunny Bhimsaria, Saad Mahmood, Bobby Chan

Head Coach: Craig Wright

Website: www.kowlooncantons.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