The matches will be played in Kowloon Cricket Club ground © Getty Images (Representational Photo)
The matches will be played in Kowloon Cricket Club ground © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Top cricketers from Hong Kong and Nepal, along with a local development side, will take part in a two-day charity tournament named, ‘Sixes for Nepal‘ on August 15 and 16. The event will be organised by Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) and six teams will be competing in a six-a-side format at the Kowloon Cricket Club. Money raised from the event will be given to UNICEF’s Nepal Appeal and Operation Breakthrough – a local charity that works to prevent crime and juvenile delinquency among the children from the disadvantaged environments.

The six teams will feature a spread of players from the Nepal national cricket team and Hong Kong, who are fresh from qualifying for next year’s ICC World T20 finals in India. The money which will be raised from this event will be used for the development of most earthquake and continuous aftershocks affected area of Nepal. Siddhant Lohani, Sompal Kami, Sharad Vesawkar , Shakti Gauchan , Basant Regmi and Bhuban Karki are the players taking part from Nepal for sixes different teams.

Former One-day Internationals (ODI) wicket keeper of Australia team Ryan Campbell and 16-year Middlesex and Kent pro Simon Cook are other two highlighted players are taking part. First day of the match means on August 15 will feature a round-robin competition with qualifier matches and finals a day later. A Hong Kong 6 v Nepal 6 match will also be held on Sunday following the tournament final.