Pakistan, Hong Kong face-off in Emerging Teams Asia Cup

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KARACHI: Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in the opening match of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup at Karachi’s National Stadium today.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Pakistan captain Mohammad Rizwan said the team has eyes on the final of the tournament.

“We have our eyes on the final in Colombo,” Rizwan told media in Karachi.

“Teams like UAE, Hong Kong and Afghanistan can be dangerous as their emerging squads are not much different from the main team but we are confident of a good show here,” he said.

A total of eight teams including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are participating in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 scheduled to be held from December 6 to December 15 in Karachi and Colombo.

Group ‘A’ of the tournament consists of Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan and Oman; while the Group ‘B’ consists of Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE and Hong Kong.

The final of the tournament will be played in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 15.

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