Hong Kong Cricket Association Denied Land For Tournament Near Hong Kong Disneyland
A "novel attempt" by the Hong Kong Cricket Association to make use of a large tract of unused land next to Hong Kong Disneyland for the next five years to host an int'l polo tournament and domestic cricket "has been shot down by one arm of the government, despite another saying they were receptive to the idea," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. With the sport "facing a dearth of grounds," HKCA President Rodney Miles revealed that the association "had been trying to get permission for the twin-use of an area at Penny's Bay." This land "has been ultimately designated as a site for Disney's extension by the government." But with the expansion only expected to happen in the next three to five years, the HKCA "had hoped for a short-term tenancy to use the site as a cricket ground and as a venue for an international polo tournament" (SCMP, 12/12).