Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes

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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.

History

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 and Mark), Inzamam-ul-Haq, 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, Australia, New Zealand, England, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Bangladesh 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......
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