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HKCA Dir Of Cricket Says Asian Games Stadium Is 'Win-Win' Interim Measure

Hong Kong Cricket Association Dir of Cricket Charlie Burke said that the cricket stadium in Guangzhou built for the 2010 Asian Games is a "win-win" interim measure for hosting Hong King's crowded int'l calendar "until the city gets a world-standard ground," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Burke said, "It will be the perfect solution until we wait for the Hong Kong government to provide us with a top-class facility. It will kill two birds with one stone for the ICC -- having use of a ready-made ground as well as raising the profile of international cricket in China." Hong Kong's men's elevation to one-day int'l (ODI) status "means an increase in international fixtures against other leading associate members such as Ireland and Scotland" (SCMP, 2/5).