Wednesday, June 19, 2024

CHK Men’s squad for ACC Premier Cup 2023 announced!

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Photo Credit: Cricket Hong Kong

Cricket Hong Kong is excited to announce the Hong Kong, China squad for the ACC Premier Cup to be held in Nepal later this month. The Hong Kong team will spend 10 days in Sri Lanka for preparations before travelling to Nepal for the ACC event.

The ACC Premier Cup (previously known as the ACC Asia Cup Qualifiers) will see the best associate teams in the Asia region compete to win the tournament and qualify for the final spot in the ACC Asia Cup to be held in September 2023.

Those teams finishing in the top three will qualify for the ACC Emerging Nations Asia Cup, a tournament competed between the three qualifying teams and the full members ‘A’ squads.

Simon Willis had this to say, “The team is in a great place following the recent home T20I and 50 over series. The ACC Premier Cup is an exciting event and we are looking forward to playing some high quality cricket.”

Hong Kong, China captain, Nizakat Khan has this to say, “The ACC Premier Cup and the opportunity to qualify for an Asia Cup is something we are all incredibly excited about. We have a really exciting squad with depth in all departments, it’s now a matter of preparing well and putting in consistent performances.

Captain Nizakat Khan’s squad sees the return of Aizaz Khan who was ruled out of the recent 50 over home series while Scott McKechnie has been ruled out with injury after breaking his finger in the Hong Kong ‘A’ match last month.

Hong Kong have been drawn into ‘Group A’ alongside Singapore, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait, while Group B consists of Oman, Nepal, Qatar, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The top two teams from each group will proceed to the Semi Finals, with a 3rd place play-off and a Final to follow. The top 3 teams will qualify for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023, with the Champion progressing to the 2023 Asia Cup!

Hong Kong Squad:

Nizakat Khan ©
Adit Gorawara
Aizaz Khan
Ayush Shukla
Anshuman Rath
Babar Hayat
Ehsan Khan
Ghazanfar Mohammad
Haroon Arshad
Kinchit Shah
Nasrulla Rana
Shahid Wasif
Yasim Murtaza
Zeeshan Ali

ACC Premier Cup 2023 Fixtures:
18th Apr – Hong Kong vs Singapore – Mulpani Ground, Kathmandu
21st Apr – UAE vs Hong Kong – Mulpani Ground, Kathmandu
24th Apr – Hong Kong vs Bahrain – TU Ground, Kathmandu
27th Apr – Hong Kong vs Kuwait – Mulpani Ground, Kathmandu
All games played at 9:30 AM local time

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