Hong Kong Sixes Tournament 2017

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    Pakistan announce squad for Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament

    The Pakistan squad has been named for the much anticipated Super Sixes tournament in Hong Kong next month. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named experienced pacer Sohail Tanvir as the skipper of the side. The highly popular Hong Kong Super Sixes is set to be back in the business after a five-year absence from the cricketing scenes.The event will be held at Kowloon Cricket Club on October 28 and 29.

    Apart from hosts Hong Kong, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa will take part in the eight-nation tournament. The Green army for the event includes Sohail Tanvir, Sohail Khan, Jahid Ali, Mohammad Sami, Anwar Ali, Hammad Azam and Sahibzada Farhan.


    Bilawal Bhatti and Sahibzada Farhan have been included as reserved players for Pakistan squad while Major (retd) Naeem Akhar Gilani has been appointed as manager for the fun-event. Pakistan were the runners-up last time around when the tournament was played. South Africa were the winners of the 2012 event. Pakistan will surely be one of the favorites to clinch the trophy this time around as they have not only won the inaugural edition but have sealed the tournament five-times. Only England have managed to win that many times.

    Rules of the event
    According to the rules of the tournament, matches are played between two nations of six players, and each game consists of a maximum of five six-ball overs bowled by each side. Wides and no-balls are declared as two runs.

    If five wickets fall before 5 overs are completed, the last remaining batsman bats on with the fifth batsman acting as a runner. He always takes strike. The innings is completed when the sixth wicket falls. A batsman is supposed to retire on reaching 31 runs. A retired batsman can only comeback to the field once the lower order gets dismissed or retired.

    https://www.crictracker.com/pakistan-announce-squad-for-hong-kong-super-sixes-tournament/
     
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    MCC to compete in Hong Kong Sixes for first time

    MCC has announced that for the first time, they will compete in the Hong Kong Sixes tournament later this month.

    The tournament, which takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong, will see MCC go head-to-head with Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, New Zealand Kiwis, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa as the only club side in the contest.

    MCC have named a strong squad for the event, with England and Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel captaining the side. Patel enjoyed a fine year for the Trent Bridge outfit, helping them win not only the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord’s, but also the NatWest T20 Blast and promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship.

    Rikki Clarke, who made the switch from Warwickshire to Surrey this summer, Kent stalwart Darren Stevens and Hampshire’s Gareth Berg are three vastly experienced all-rounders who have also been named in the squad.

    Big-hitting Middlesex wicket-keeper John Simpson is MCC’s gloveman for the tournament whilst Ryan Higgins, who has recently signed for Gloucestershire from Middlesex, and Yorkshire top-order batsman Jack Leaning complete the squad, which will be managed by MCC’s Head of Cricket John Stephenson.

    Teams will be split into two pools of four with all of the preliminary matches to be played on the Saturday, and the finals matches on the Sunday.

    The Hong Kong Sixes tournament was first played in 1992, and has almost entirely been played between international teams. It has not been played since 2012 but the new rejuvenated version of the event will be the first to be broadcast on television and digital platforms.

    Games are played between two teams of six players, and each game consists of a maximum of five six-ball overs bowled by each side. Each match lasts around 45 minutes.

    Each member of the fielding side bowls one over, with the exception of the wicket-keeper with wides and no-balls counting as two runs.


    Involvement in this event will continue to outline our commitment to growing the game in this area of the world
    If five wickets fall before five overs are completed, the last remaining batsman bats on with the fifth batsman acting as a runner. The innings is complete when the sixth wicket falls.

    Batsmen retire not out on reaching 31 runs, with the idea being to reach 36 runs by hitting six sixes. A retired batsman can return to the crease after lower-order batsmen either retire or are out.

    MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson said: “We are very excited to be taking a team to the Hong Kong Sixes tournament. MCC has recently completed a successful tour of China and Hong Kong, and involvement in this event will continue to outline our commitment to growing the game in this area of the world.

    We have selected a strong squad with a good amount of international experience amongst it, and we look forward to playing exciting, competitive cricket in what is an innovative format of the game.”

    https://www.lords.org/news/2017/october/mcc-to-compete-in-hong-kong-sixes-for-first-time/
     
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    Babar Hayat to captain Hong Kong in World Sixes

    Babar Hayat will captain the seven-strong squad and with all the players drawn from a limited-overs team who are ranked 14th in the world, hopes are high that they will be competitive against the world’s top sides.

    “Hong Kong have put together some stand-out performances in years gone by in the Sixes and confidence is high amongst the group to take home the title this year,” Cricket Hong Kong director of cricket, Mark Wright, said.

    Hayat, who narrowly missed out on winning player of the tournament at the 2012 event, will be joined by fellow big hitters Nizakat Khan and Jamie Atkinson. Completing the squad are Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz and Tanveer Ahmed. Mark Farmer will coach the side.

    The Hong Kong side face a tough task in group A against defending champions South Africa, Pakistan and the Marylebone Cricket Club. Group B comprises Australia, New Zealand Kiwis, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

    Hong Kong’s best performance in the Sixes was in 2009 when they reached the final before being beaten by South Africa.

    CHK also announced on Wednesday that the squad is to be sponsored by digital cross-border payment company InstaReM. Director Jonathan Cummings said the partnership was testament to the commercial potential of the Sixes.

    “The Sixes is a world class event that has enormous reach around the world, so it’s fantastic to be able to secure commercial sponsorship for our national team at our home event,” Cummings said.

    The Sixes will feature 23 games over two turbo-charged days at Kowloon Cricket Club on October 28 and 29. Tickets are available at www.ticketflap.com/hksixes.

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/2116980/babar-hayat-captain-hong-kong-world-sixes
     

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