Hung Hom JD Jaguars win their first HK T20 Blitz. Photo by : Phoebe Leung / Ike Images

Hong Kong World Sixes and the Hong Kong T20 Blitz 2019 have been called off and the Blitz franchise owners are trying to hold talks with the organisers to see the feasibility of trying to organise the event in 2019 and beyond.

The organisers have confirmed for now that the HK T20 Blitz is not going to be permanently shelved but the possibility of hosting in 2019 is in doubt due to a packed International calender for Hong Kong national squad players from Oct-Dec 2019. Hong Kong will be taking part in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in UAE in Oct/Nov 2019, while CHK are scheduled to host the 1st leg of CWC Challenge League series in Dec 2019.

Some of the Franchise owners cited disappointment at not being kept informed about the developments by the organisers/Cricket Hong Kong (CHK) and having invested heavily for the held editions as of 2019, were making plans to further look into the profit making endeavours for both the team’s and the event all-together.

HKT20 Blitz was held in Feb 2018 and was originally postponed to club along with Hong Kong Sixes in a week-long event in 2019; however, lack of financial sponsorships and profits have led the organisers to cancel the Sixes event permanently.

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