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Cricket Hong Kong players awarded FairBreak Contracts

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Kary Chan, Mariko Hill, and Ruchitha Venkatesh have been announced as the first three players from Hong Kong to be awarded contracts to play in the Fairbreak Invitational Women’s Cricket T20 tournament, to be held in Hong Kong in May 2022!

The trio will have the opportunity to play alongside some of the best cricketers in the world, including the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur from India and Sana Mir from Pakistan, both of whom have been announced as captains for the tournament.

The FairBreak Invitational 2022 (The Tournament) is an ICC sanctioned competition that will take place from May 1st – 15th 2022 in Hong Kong. Organised in conjunction with Cricket Hong Kong, this six-team tournament is made up of players from all around the world, and will be the world’s first privately funded tournament in women’s cricket history. Gencor, a leading healthcare group, is the lead sponsor.

“This FairBreak tournament will be a huge stepping stone for associate nation cricketers to be playing alongside some of the world’s greatest international female cricketers. What a fantastic opportunity!” says Mariko Hill, Hong Kong national team player and past captain, and FairBreak player.

Mark Farmer, General Manager – High Performance had this to say “This tournament is something that we’re excited to be hosting. To have three of our players awarded contracts presents an incredible opportunity not just for these players to play alongside the world’s best but for the development of women’s cricket in Hong Kong as a whole. We wish Kary, Mariko and Ruchitha every success in the tournament.”

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