Hongkong Cricket teamPosted: July 15, 2004
Here is the take on the HK cricket team courtesy of BBC:
The two minnows in the competition have nothing to lose, with Hong Kong relishing the opportunity to play in a major tournament for the first time.
They are coached by Robin Singh, who played 136 one-day internationals for India, the last as recently as 2001.
He believes they have a half a chance against Bangladesh, who have only won once in the last five years.
“Playing cricket for your country, be it your country of adoption, is a big thing,” said skipper Rahul Sharma.
Their 14-man squad includes there are seven Pakistani-born players, two Indians, a Nepalese national, two British, one Australian and one Chinese.
The UAE won three of their five matches at the ICC Six Nations Challenge earlier this year and are relatively strong in battying with a line-up headed by Syed Maqsood, Khuram Khan and Asim Saeed.
Singh believes left-arm spinner Ahmed Madeem could also have an important part to play.
“If he can hit the right line, the Sri Lankan wickets are bound to assist him,” he said.