09 Jan 2018

Hong Kong team head to Canberra to prepare for the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifier in March

Ten members of the Hong Kong national squad arrived in Canberra last week and will train for the next four weeks at the ACT High Performance Centre as preparations for the ICC World Cup Qualifier being held in Zimbabwe in March.

“Cricket Hong Kong and Cricket ACT have been working on this program for the last 6 months and its great to get it off the ground at such a perfect time for our preparations leading in to the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. We are very appreciative of the work the Aidan Blizzard and his team have done in putting this together and we hope that this will be the start of longer standing program going forward to help up-skill future Hong Kong Cricketers” National squad coach Simon Cook said.

“We are always looking for ways in which our players are able to experience different environments and playing conditions, linking up with Aiden Blizzard and the team at Cricket ACT allows our players to really get an insight into the different culture and playing conditions that so many cricketers have benefitted from through the years.”

“The program that has been put in place for the guys is first class and they are looking forward to getting stuck into some tough cricket for a month. The opportunity to play against the Comets is another outstanding opportunity for the guys to perform on a big stage. It adds to the opportunities they have had against the Sydney Thunder, and Sixes last year and Western Australia at the start of this season. The more our guys play against these team the more it keeps reinforcing the standards that we need to be trying to achieve and surpass.”