Nepal and Tanzania, Japan, Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series, Squad and Live Streaming: The Hong Kong Cricket Association is set to host an exciting new T20I series for women’s cricket teams in November 2023. The ‘Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series’ will feature 4 national teams – Hong Kong, Japan, Nepal and Tanzania.
The tournament is scheduled from November 15th to November 19th, 2023 at the picturesque Hong Kong Cricket Club in Hong Kong. This iconic cricket ground, overlooked by skyscrapers and mountains, will provide a scenic backdrop for the matches.
The Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series will consist of a round-robin format, with each team playing the other three sides once. This ensures all teams play equal number of matches.
After the round-robin stage, the top two teams will progress to the final to be held on November 19th. The remaining teams will play in a third-place playoff on the same day.
Based on the latest ICC T20I rankings, Tanzania are the highest ranked team coming into the tournament at 19th position. Nepal are close behind at 21st. Hosts Hong Kong are ranked 22nd, while Japan are the lowest ranked team at 51st. This indicates an open tournament with no clear favorite.
For Hong Kong, the home team, it presents a great opportunity to test themselves against higher ranked opposition. The matches will be invaluable experience for their emerging players to face world-class talents from teams like Nepal and Tanzania.
Japan will also benefit from the exposure against more seasoned teams. For Nepal and Tanzania, it will be a chance to build momentum and hone their skills in T20 cricket ahead of other tours.
The Hong Kong Cricket Club is an iconic venue in Hong Kong’s cricketing history. Though traditionally a batting paradise, the wicket has become more balanced in recent times. The Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series will mark the first international matches at the ground since the Men’s East Asia Cup in 2018.
With short boundaries suiting power hitters, fans can expect some high scoring thrillers. The picturesque ground surrounded by skyscrapers promises to provide a postcard backdrop for some intense T20I cricket. Cricket lovers in Hong Kong will relish this chance to support women’s cricket and cheer their home team.
The Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series ushers in an exciting new chapter for women’s cricket in Asia. With strong teams competing in a compact 5-day tournament, it promises to be an entertaining spectacle for fans.
Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series schedule and Full Fixture
|Day and Date||Match||Venue||Time (IST)|
|Wednesday, November 15||Tanzania Women vs Nepal Women||Hong Kong Cricket Club||7:00 AM|
|Wednesday, November 15||Hong Kong Women vs Japan Women||Hong Kong Cricket Club||11:30 AM|
|Thursday, November 16||Tanzania Women vs Japan Women||Hong Kong Cricket Club||7:00 AM|
|Thursday, November 16||Hong Kong Women vs Nepal Women||Hong Kong Cricket Club||11:30 AM|
|Saturday, November 18||Nepal Women vs Japan Women||Hong Kong Cricket Club||7:00 AM|
|Saturday, November 18||Hong Kong Women vs Tanzania Women||Hong Kong Cricket Club||11:30 AM|
|Sunday, November 19||Third-place playoff||Hong Kong Cricket Club||7:00 AM|
|Sunday, November 19||Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series final||Hong Kong Cricket Club||11:30 AM|
Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series 2023 Teams and Squads
|Indu Barma (captain)|
|Kajal Shrestha (wk)|
|Sita Rana Magar|
|Fatuma Kibasu (captain)|
|Saumu Hussein (wk)|
|Shufaa Mohamedi (wk)|
|Pierce Zakayo Kamunya|
Hong Kong W and Japan W Cricket teams are yet to announce their squad.
Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series Live Streaming 2023
Cricket fans in India can catch all the live action from the Hong Kong Women’s T20I Series on their devices through the FanCode app and website. FanCode has acquired the exclusive digital streaming rights for the tournament in India.
The matches will be streamed live on the FanCode App and website, allowing Indian fans to follow the progress of the teams over the 5 days of T20I cricket.
Along with FanCode, Hong Kong Cricket will also be live streaming the matches on their Facebook page. So fans around the world can tune in to watch the matches for free.
However, there will be no telecast of the matches on TV channels in India or elsewhere.