The Hong Kong Cricket Sixes
is an annual 10-team international cricket
tournament held at the Kowloon Cricket Club
and fully sanctioned by the International Cricket Council
. The tournament is made for television
, with rules and a venue that encourage aggressive batting and high scoring. Because every player (except the wicket-keeper) is required to bowl one over, the format suits all-rounders.
The first tournament was held in 1992 and, after a four year hiatus, returned in 2001. Over the years the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes has attracted a veritable Who's Who
of world cricket, including stars such as Sachin Tendulkar
, Viv Richards
, the Waugh brothers (Steve
, Adam Gilchrist
, Jonty Rhodes
and Wasim Akram
In 2007, Sri Lanka defeated the much-fancied All-Stars team, while in 2006 South Africa beat four-time champions Pakistan.
The 2008 event was played on 8 November and 9 November. It saw the return of the All-Stars team that in 2007 featured such cricketing luminaries as Brian Lara
and Shane Warne
. West Indies batting great Shivnarine Chanderpaul
and New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming
took part in the 2008 team. The All-Stars joined nine representative international teams in the tournament – 2007 champions Sri Lanka
, New Zealand
, South Africa
and hosts Hong Kong
The 2009 tournament was held from 31 October to 1 November and 8 Teams participated in this event. It starred legendary Indian spinner......