India’s Jet Airways has signed on as the
official carrier for the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes tournament which
commences 6 November 2010 at the prestigious Kowloon Cricket Club.
The airline will fly the English, South African, Indian and Sri
Lankan teams to the event, featuring such cricketing stars as Anil Kumble, Imran Nazir and Chris Nash, via its hubs in Mumbai and
Jet Airways currently flies twice
daily, non-stop to Hong Kong from Mumbai and Delhi respectively
aboard state-of-the-art Airbus 330-200 aircraft.
Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, said, “We are delighted to be
the official carrier for the prestigious Hong Kong Cricket Sixes
tournament, featuring some of the best teams in international
cricket today, in a fast-paced, exciting format. The tournament
has grown rapidly since its inception in 1992, and has now emerged
as a thrilling sports extravaganza viewed by by millions of
cricket fans from around the world, besides helping promote and
nurture cricket in Hong Kong.”
Jet Airways has also introduced exclusive
holiday packages for guests travelling to the Hong Kong Cricket
Sixes tournament, from INR 34,625/-(ex-Delhi)* and INR 36,710/-
(ex-Mumbai). Rates are per person on a twin-sharing basis 3-star
Subject to availability and as applicable at the time of booking.
Terms and conditions apply.
The annual Hong Kong
Cricket Sixes is a quality international gala cricket tournament,
attracting the biggest names and teams in world cricket, aiming to
put Hong Kong cricket on the map internationally and strengthen
the sport locally with funding and promotion.
In 2008 the
Sixes arranged the biggest TV deal in the event’s history when
HKCA signed a 3 year TV deal with Taj TV (Tensports) to produce
and distribute coverage of the tournament, which resulted in the
Sixes being broadcast to 80 million households worldwide including
live into the Indian Subcontinent. The HK Government has
recognized the Sixes as a signature Hong Kong event by the award
of the prestigious ‘M Mark’, also held by events such as the Hong
Kong Marathon and the
Played in an lively
atmosphere at Kowloon Cricket Club, the Cricket Sixes consistently
delivers highly competitive, non-stop action, as hosts Hong Kong
compete against teams from top Test playing nations in this two
day, twenty-two match event – the perfect format for a
fast-living, multicultural city and the only annual cricket
tournament at which multiple Test countries compete.
Sixes is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council and
organized by the Hong Kong Cricket Association with all surplus
funds from the event being put back into cricket in the territory
through the HKCA’s Junior Development Program, community projects
and other initiatives to strengthen the sport in Hong Kong.
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