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    Hong Kong T20 Blitz

    #hype


    Hong Kong Cricket Association

    Franchises up for sale in new Hong Kong T20 Blitz League | Cricbuzz.com

    Hong Kong T20 Blitz expected to attract overseas cricket talent | South China Morning Post

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    Going to try and be involved in this in some way.

    Really excited to see who these Franchises manage to sign up. I wonder if they'll announce how much each Franchise sells for. Minimum bid is 50K HKD, not including the players fees, kits, coaches (if any), etc.
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    If only Kane Richardson had played some HK domestic cricket before his ODI debut.
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    The Hong Kong Blitz is better than the IPL.

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    I wonder what it'd take for a competition like this to be given official T20 status by the ICC.
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    A bunch of hacks and KP, probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I wonder what it'd take for a competition like this to be given official T20 status by the ICC.
    India had the Karnataka Premier League last year. There will be a Chennai league this year and possible a Kolkata league soon. While the Karnataka league did have some terrific players like Uthappa and Nair, it also had the old relics in the form of people like Sunil Joshi.


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    Bump.

    Michael Clarke has signed on to play for one of the franchises, and I've already been asked to volunteer on both days of this tournament.

    We've also got 16 year old Nepali spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane coming over too.

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    Excited to see who else gets signed up. The tournament kicks off in two weeks and should be streamed live for free over the web

    #hype

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    Yeah I wouldn't expect too much in the way of big names or big money guys

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    Gotta love some of the press on Clarke's inclusion. Saw one report about this being the start of his comeback with a 'gotta start somewhere' theme. Yeah mate, 10 years ago for an IPL team when they were actually interested in you and you told them to get ****ed...
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    Heh, Angus Robson signed for a team as well.

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    The book store?

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    Take it to the 'Cricket related stuff that doesn't deserve a thread', zorax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Gotta love some of the press on Clarke's inclusion. Saw one report about this being the start of his comeback with a 'gotta start somewhere' theme. Yeah mate, 10 years ago for an IPL team when they were actually interested in you and you told them to get ****ed...
    Haha. A lot of player play for minor counties in England. That doesn't get any press coverage. This just gets it as it's a 'T20'. News flash to the headline hunters : Cricketers play a bit after retirement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Haha. A lot of player play for minor counties in England. That doesn't get any press coverage. This just gets it as it's a 'T20'. News flash to the headline hunters : Cricketers play a bit after retirement
    Yeah I feel that this media coverage is going to give people the wrong idea about this Hong Kong T20 thing. It's not going to be any higher standard than minor counties or local grade cricket, at best. More likely significantly lower standard tbh.

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    Hi can we all stop shitting on one of the biggest things to ever happen to HK Cricket in the thread dedicated to it?

    Kthnx bye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't expect too much in the way of big names or big money guys
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    Yeah I feel that this media coverage is going to give people the wrong idea about this Hong Kong T20 thing. It's not going to be any higher standard than minor counties or local grade cricket, at best. More likely significantly lower standard tbh.
    AWTA. Hopefully they'll be able to get some of the best talent from the NSW U-12 teams to increase the overall standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    AWTA. Hopefully they'll be able to get some of the best talent from the NSW U-12 teams to increase the overall standard.
    You jest, but NSW do have some seriously good players who are basically still in nappies. PEWS' boi Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha and arguably Austin Waugh too.

    Even if the names aren't huge (iirc Maddinson said he'd be interested), this is a big step forward for cricket in Hong Kong. If this gets them to continue developing towards being a genuinely good associate nation, then its awesome.
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