HONG KONG HAS NEW OLD GENERAL MANAGER

Danny Lai, 49, no stranger to Hong Kong cricket, has been re-appointed Hong Kong Cricket Association General Manager.

This is the second time he has held the post, returning after an interim of three years during which time he ran his own business. In all he has been a sports administrator in Hong Kong for fifteen years. He was the first Chinese General Manager of the Hong Kong Cricket Association when he initially held the job in 2002. During his previous term Hong Kong made considerable headway in taking the game into the local Chinese community, something which Mr. Lai intends to pursue further.

“Top of the list is to have more local Chinese play the game and for Hong Kong,” says Mr. Lai. Adding, “We have a Strategic Plan which we will put into action, and will liaise with the relevant government departments to build public cricket practice facilities to increase exposure of the game and to cater for cricketers and teams without their own facilities.”

Hong Kong are currently ACC Trophy Elite Champions, ACC U-19 Elite Cup and ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship winners.

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Hong Kong Country Profile
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Filed July 22nd, 2009