|As South Africans living in Hong Kong, it seems that the Hong Kong Sixes is a tournament that does not feature on most of our radars. I
copied the following off the Sixes website:
Six-a-side cricket is the quickest, most fun-filled version of the glorious old game – a feast of world class players, thrilling matches, huge
hits and spectacular catches.The Hong Kong Cricket Sixes is the longest-running, best-established and most high-profile sixes
tournament in the world.It offers two days of fast and furious action in a festival atmosphere – 10 international teams, 45-minute clashes,
global TV coverage and almost US$300,000 in prize money up for grabs.
First played in 1992, the tournament is fully sanctioned by the International Cricket Council and backed by the boards of the test-
playing nations.Stars who have taken part include Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve and Mark Waugh, Viv Richards, Andrew Flintoff,
Adam Gilchrist, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram. Adding to the excitement is the exotic venue: Kowloon Cricket Club, situated in
the heart of Hong Kong with the teeming city’s skyscrapers providing a breathtaking backdrop. England, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri
Lanka, India and South Africa – all have triumphed at the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes.
With this in mind, I applied to attend the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes and I hope to bring you an un-biased, sports-fan-point-of-view from
the media-stand right at the Kowloon Cricket Club. This, Ladies and Gentlemen... is the Hong kong Sixes.