The Hong Kong Sixes get underway in Kowloon in the next few hours and promise to rival even the IPL for glitz and glamour.
The president of the Hong Kong Cricket Association, Captain Shahzada Saleem Ahmed, said of the event, “With the strong support of our title sponsors, Karp Group, and our associate sponsors and box holders, the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes 2011 is set to be the largest and most exciting tournament in the 19-year history of the event. We are confident that the innovations announced today will enhance the appeal of the tournament for tourists and our global television audience, as well as attracting more local spectators in 2011.”
These inovations include an All Stars versus Rest of the World Twenty20 match and an increased field of competitors that now includes Ireland and Scotland along with most of the Test-playing nations. For a full preview click here.
Will these inovations and the shear novelty factor of the event mean that you will be following it closely, or have you seen just too much of this type of ‘hyped-up’ cricket over the past few years and grown tired of it? Please let us know in the comments below.