On Wednesday, Hong Kong team could not win the Asia Cup match against India but one of its India-born players did win the applause from the fans and spectators present.
The top order Hong Kong batter Kinchit Shah made this Asia Cup match memorable for him and his family as he proposed to his girl-friend Sheena Oberroi after the match and once the proposal was accepted by his girl-friend, the news became viral on social media.
“I am feeling ecstatic”, Kinchit’s father diamond merchant father Devang, speaking exclusively, said here. Incidentally, the dad is already in the UAE. “Kinchit had to do this and I think he chose the perfect place and moment. And yes, of course Kinchit had informed me and I was a part of the plan. We as parents wish the best for the couple”. Kinchit’s mother, Jagruti is not here but in HK because of her pre-commitment but, according to dad, she was equally happy.
“Sheena is an entertainment journalist and has interviewed big Bollywood celebrities and currently an anchor and producer for the shows. Both she and Kinchit met through a common college friend and have been dating for the last 3 1/2 years’’, Kinchit’s father added.
“Both families have planned for the marriage at the end. It may be held in Mumbai but the couple will mostly live in Hong Kong. My wife can’t wait more to bring a daughter-in-law to our house”.
Later, speaking exclusively, the girl-friend, Sheena Oberoi says, “it was a pleasant surprise when the proposal came. I have just come to the UAE at Kinchit’s insistence and just to cheer for him. Kinchot has been to my shows a couple of times but I have never seen him playing at the ground. I was just doing my shows in Mumbai and came to Dubai just a day before the match. Had never imagined the proposal would reach in this way”.
Kinchit’s parents moved to Hong-Kong and England announce T20I squad for Pakistan
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced the squad for the seven-match T20I series against Pakistan, which gets underway later this month in Karachi.
The England Men’s selection panel have also named the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia starting in October, a statement from the ECB said.
Seam bowlers Chris Woakes and Mark Wood have recovered from their respective injuries and have been named in both squads. Both players last played for England during the Test tour of the West Indies back in March.
Two players named in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad, Chris Jordan (finger) and Liam Living-stone (ankle), will continue their rehab and will not tour Pakistan ahead of the World Cup but remain on track to be fit for the tournament in Australia.
England captain Jos Buttler, recovering from a calf injury, will tour Pakistan, but he is expected to be available to play during the latter stages of the seven-match series.
In Buttler’s absence, Moeen Ali will captain the side. Five uncapped players have been announced for the first tour to Pakistan since 2005. Kent batter Jordan Cox is joined alongside Middlesex seamer Tom Helm, Surrey right-handed bat Will Jacks, War-wickshire quick Olly Stone and Lancashire seamer Luke Wood.
The touring party will fly to Pakistan on 14 Sep-tember.
England’s T20I squad
Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali (vice-captain), Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Richard Gleeson, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood, Mark Wood
England T20 World Cup squad
Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Liv-ingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Travelling reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills.
Schedule of Pakistan tour
1st T20: Pakistan v England, 20 September, National Stadium, Karachi 2nd T20: Pakistan v England, 22 September, National Stadium, Karachi 3rd T20: Pakistan v Eng-land, 23 September, National Stadium, Karachi
4th T20: Pakistan v England, 25 September, Na-tional Stadium, Karachi 5th T20: Pakistan v England, 28 September, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
nd club levels before reaching to this stage”, Ravi Nagdev, the General Manager : Cricket Hong Kong, informs.