Hong Kong to train at Beckenham ahead of international tournament

Wednesday 6th July 2022

Hong Kong to train at Beckenham ahead of international tournament

Hong Kong’s International Men’s side will take part in a two-week training camp at The County Ground, Beckenham from 18 July.

The national side will be basing their preparations for the 2022 Cricket World Cup Challenge League B out of Beckenham, which begins at the start of August. The tournament forms a part of the qualification pathway for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Hong Kong will go up against Grant Stewart’s Italy, as well as Bermuda, Jersey, Kenya and Uganda.

Kent Cricket’s CEO, Simon Storey, said: “We’re looking forward to hosting an international training camp at The County Ground, Beckenham.

“We have hosted touring teams at Beckenham before, but never a full international side for an extended period of time. This is testament to the growing reputation that The County Ground, Beckenham has in terms of facilities, with the venue already being the High Performance base for our women’s domestic regional side, South East Stars.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Hong Kong to Beckenham later this month.”

Hong Kong’s General Manager, Mark Farmer said: “During a very busy period for Hong Kong Cricket, we are grateful to Kent Cricket for the opportunity to settle and train in Beckenham.

“We have an important tournament coming up so this training camp will be extremely beneficial for our squad and support staff.”

Hong Kong will play two 50-over friendlies, the first against the Club Cricketers Conference on Monday 25 July, and the second against Kent Second XI on Wednesday 27 July. Entry will be free to all and tickets do not need to be reserved.

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