The Philippines cricket team, ranked fifth in the East Asia Pacific region, will take on Hong Kong’s elite cricketers on the 19-20 September. The tour will comprise of three matches at Mission Road (also known as Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground) with the highlight being Sunday’s 50-over over match against the Hong Kong Under-19s.
On the Saturday the visitors will play Twenty20s against two teams made up from the best Hong Kong Cricket talent. The first will be against a combined HKCA Development Squad and HKCA Dragons team, and the afternoon fixture will be a face-off with the 2014-15 HKCA Premier League Team of the Year, led by Hong Kong men’s team captain, Tanwir Afzal.
The Premier League XI will also feature HKCA CEO Tim Cutler who said, “It is my honour to be selected for the 2014-15 HKCA Premier League Team of the Year, furthermore as the vice-captain for the match. I am looking forward to playing with past, current and future Hong Kong stars when we take on the touring Philippines men’s team.”
HKCA Dragons all-rounder Damien Yee said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to play against the Philippines. Our team will consist of a great mix of up and coming players, so it’s a good chance for all of us to experience playing another nation.”
The Philippines’ Coach Iain Sinclair said, “Hong Kong and Manila are both large cities with limited space and we would like to take this opportunity to look at the programmes Hong Kong has established to attract the local indigenous community. This would be something we would be very interested in introducing to the Philippines.”
10am, 19 Sept: HK Development Squad / HKCA Dragons Combine v Philipines (Twenty20)
2pm, 19 Sept: 2014-15 HKCA Premier League Team of the Year v Philipines (Twenty20)
10am, 20 Sept: Hong Kong Under 19s v Philipines (50 overs)
HK Cricket and the Philippines Two-day Tournament
Date: 19-20 September, 2015
Venue: Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground