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Countdown to Hong Kong sixes begins

The Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) started the countdown for the $157,000 HK Sixes tournament the other day. The HKCA unveiled the tournament pools and ticketing details of the Karp Group Hong

Hong Kong eyes hosting F1 race

Hong Kong is keen on hosting a Formula One race “one day”, its industry groups reportedly said Saturday, as the city staged its first F1 exhibition run by world champion constructor Red

NZ report match-fixing in Hong Kong Sixes

DUBAI – New Zealand Cricket tipped off the ICC about possible match-fixing at the Hong Kong Sixes tournament last year after players became suspicious of a person who offered them presents. The players were questioned by ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit but were never under suspicion of match-fixing and told investigators that they had not been asked to do anything illicit, reported ‘Sunday Star Times’.
According to the report, the New Zealand team in that tournament – which featured

World’s highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city’s tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.
Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.
Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International

Jackie Chan, Hong Kong stars, set Japan benefit

LOS ANGELES – ‘Rush Hour’ star Jackie Chan is spearheading a charity concert to benefit Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims. The event, dubbed the “Love Without Borders 3/11 Candelight Gala,” takes place April 1 at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park and participants include singers such as Alan Tam, Shirley Kwan and Chinese-American rapper Jin. The group has recorded the song “Succumb Not to Sorrow” which is based on a Japanese poem and serves as the theme for the concert.

Davis Cup Tennis – Hong Kong treble for Pakistan, Aisam

COMMENT – With Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi as usual leading the quartet, Pakistan recently went over to Hong Kong to take the hosts on in the first round of Asia Oceana Group II Davis Cup tie. Deprived of their home tie advantage due to security concerns, this was a tough assignment for Pakistan.
Pakistan’s record against Hong Kong in four previous outings was even – lost two, won two. In 1988 in an away fixture, Pakistan was whitewashed 0-5. In 1992 in Pakistan, the result was the same