Hong Kong recall former captain Najeeb for World Twenty20
Former captain Najeeb Amar has been recalled to the Hong Kong squad for the forthcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Ehsan Nawaz, the 18-year-old fast bowler, has also been named in the 15-member squad.
Najeeb, who made his debut for Hong Kong in 2004, last played for the side in October 2011. The allrounder, who bowls left-arm spin, has played four ODIs and 10 List A games but is yet to feature in a T20 game.
Hong Kong, who were recently awarded ODI status, will be led in the World T20 by Jamie Atkinson. The squad will train in Sri Lanka and Dubai before heading to Bangladesh on March 9.
Hong Kong are slotted in Group A of the tournament, where they will have to compete with Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan to progress to the next round. If they enter the next stage, they will face India, Pakistan, Australia and West Indies in Group 2.
Hong Kong are scheduled to play warm-up fixtures with Zimbabwe and Netherlands before their first game against Nepal on March 16.
Hong Kong squad for World T20: Jamie Atkinson (capt), Waqas Barkat (vice-capt), Mark Chapman, Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Haseeb Amjad, Tanwir Afzal, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Najeeb Amar, Munir Dar, Ehsan Nawaz, Roy Lamsam, Kinchit Shah