MUMBAI: Pritish Nandy Communications has joined hands with Hong Kong based Zero Friction to enter the world of short format cricket with the annual event, the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes on 27-28 October.
PNC and Zero Friction have entered into a long term agreement for the same. This will be PNCâ€™s first foray into cricket. Incidentally, the company’s as yet unreleased film Meerabai Not Out starring Mandira Bedi and Anil Kumble also revolves around cricket.
The tournament will be played over the coming weekend at the Kowloon Cricket Club.
The All-Star team led by Shane Warne will be one of the highlights of this year’s tournament. The team will include, among others, Brian Lara, Anil Kumble, Shahid Afridi, Glenn McGrath, Craig McMillan and Heath Streak. Nine other teams, including T20 champions India, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and host country Hong Kong will also be chasing the $100,000 first prize.
The Hong Kong Cricket Sixes began in 1992 and the tournament is recognised as the world’s foremost competition in this format. Over the past 15 years, it has featured leading cricketing nations fighting for the short format honours over an October weekend. Some of the best players have played in the tournament making it one of cricket’s most entertaining annual events. ESPN STAR Sports will globally broadcast the tournament live.