02 Nov 2017

Players drafted to squads for Hong Kong T20 Blitz


The Hong Kong T20 Blitz squads are taking shape after the domestic player draft was held at Olympic House in Causeway Bay.

Teams had already retained two players from last season and it was Hong Kong player Anshuman Rath who was taken as the first pick for City Kaitak.

Other first round selections included Tanveer Ahmed who will now move from the Cantons to the Jaguars, while Yasim Murtaza, Waqas Khan and Imran Arif were other first round picks.



Here's what each team had to say about their selections;

City Kaitak (Sushil Kumar - Team owner): "Very happy with our selections. We more or less got what we wanted so we are all happy."

Hung Hom JD Jaguars (Afzal Haider - Team Coach): "We got what we wanted, we wanted genuine fast bowlers and we got those and I think we are well balanced and happy to also have a junior in the squad."

HK Island United (Charlie Burke - Head Coach): "Very happy, picked up everyone that we wanted to so we can't ask for more than that."

Kowloon Canton (Craig Wright - Head Coach): "We probably got one more of our top picks that we thought we might get so we were happy with that."

Galaxy Gladiators Lantau (Tabarak Dar - Team Manager): "Looking very good I think we picked specialist bowlers, Shahid was a good pick for us as well. We have some experience there and I think we have better balance than we did last year."

The tournament will take place from February 6-11 in 2018, with a maximum of six overseas players to join each squad.