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August 29, 2006
The Hong Kong Cricket Association have announced a squad of 14 for the women's tour of Pakistan next month. The three-match ODI series is a qualifier for the 2009 Women's World Cup.
It will be the inaugural match for the newly formed Hong Kong women's team who will be hoping to match the men's side who performed so well at the recent ACC Trophy in Malaysia.
The side is led by Neisha Pratt who last season averaged a remarkable 586 in the Hong Kong Women's Cricket League. "The girls have put in a great deal of hard work over the summer," Pratt said. "For sure we'll be the underdogs against an established Test country like Pakistan. But the opportunity to qualify for a World Cup doesn't come around every day and we'll be giving it our best shot."
Neisha Pratt (Capt), Renee Montgomery, Chan Sau Ha, Betty Chan, Sarah Eames, Natasha Miles, Keenu Gill, Sam McIlwraith, Julie Atkinson, Godiva Li, Ishitaa Gidwani, Angela Kwan, Shaminda Wickramasinghe, Kylie Knott
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