Organizers of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, Cricket Hong Kong have have announced that the 2018 edition of the T20 event will be played over 6 days instead of 5 to make things simpler for the franchises, the ground staff and production crews.
The previous edition held this year, 3 matches were being played in a single day with an early start at 7:45 am and it was very hectic for the players and all the staff and get going so early in the morning to get 3 Games done before light faded on late afternoon.
Domestic players draft will be held on 2nd November and all 5 franchises, Kowloon Cantons, City Kaitak, Hung Hom JD Jaguars, Hong Kong Island United and Galaxy Gladiators Lantau, will have the chance to pick the best domestic talent through the draft. City Kaitak will have the first draft pick followed by the other franchises in their respective pick orders.
Cricket Hong Kong also released the schedule for the 2018 HK T20 Blitz, with 2 matches to be played on a single day. With the successful return for Hong Kong Sixes, many foreigners have already expressed their interests to play in the Blitz.
The organizers have also increased the number of overseas players in playing XI from 4 to 5 in the 2018 edition. It gives the franchises more options to choose from overseas professionals in their squads.