03 Oct 2017

MCC to play against Hong Kong before Hong Kong World Sixes


Cricket Hong Kong is proud to host The Marylebone Cricket Club on Wednesday 4th October. The match between a CHK Select XI and MCC will be played at Hong Kong Cricket Club (35 Overs per side- 1pm start).

Former England Captain Mike Gatting will once again take charge as Manager for the tour with former Pakistan International Yasir Arafat and former Gloucestershire CCC and Hong Kong Cricket Club Coach Steven Snell also in the playing ranks.

Full details of the MCC tour can be found on the following link: https://www.lords.org/news/2017/september/mcc-embark-on-tour-to-china-and-hong-kong/

The Cricket Hong Kong Select XI will be skippered by Hong Kong Men’s Team Vice-Captain Anshuman Rath and contains players across the Men’s, Dragons and Women’s Squads. Kary Chan and Chan Sau Ha who recently were part of the Hong Kong Women’s team who won the East Asia T2o Cup have an opportunity to continue to bolster their preparations for the upcoming Women’s World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bangkok in November 2017.

 

CHK Select XI:

Anshuman Rath (Captain)

Chris Carter

Tanwir Afzal

Kary Chan

Haroon Arshad

Shahid Wasif

Siegfried Wai

Tanveer Ahmed

Eddy Ang

Ka U Lynn

Chan Sau Ha

Sikandar Zafar

 

Head Coach – Simon Cook

 

Simon Cook sees the fixture as an “iconic one for Cricket Hong Kong and offers an opportunity for Cricket Hong Kong to showcase the talent that we have at our disposal across our various squads”. The Marylebone Cricket Club are world leaders in developing the game on a global scale and promoting the “spirit of cricket”. It is vitally important that Hong Kong continue to work hard to attract tours from some of the World’s leading clubs.

In addition to the fixture played at Hong Kong Cricket Club, Cricket and Hong Kong will join together to work with Kellett School in officially opening their 2 lane cricket net facility located within their Kowloon Bay Campus. CHK Director of Cricket Mark Wright sees this as a major step forward in taking the game of cricket into the schools within Hong Kong. The new facility is state of the art and offers the opportunity for cricket to be taught where previously there may have been no space to do so. Special thanks to Robert Irvine, James Tonknison and Lucas Cox who have been central to the installation of the nets and for continuing to develop the game within the school.