In the light of ongoing outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, Cricket Hong Kong has cancelled their upcoming five match home T20I series against Malaysia. In a statement on their website, Cricket Hong Kong said "In light of the recent confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in Hong Kong SAR, and in support of Government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus, Cricket Hong Kong has decided to cancel the upcoming T20 series against Malaysia. It is hoped the series can be rescheduled later in the year."

"Cricket Hong Kong would like to take this opportunity to thank Malaysia Cricket Association for their understanding and support in light of this unprecedented situation."

The series, billed as a modern day revival of the old interport matches that took place from 1866 to 1987, was set to take place from 18th to 22nd February and was intended to be preparation for the Asian Cricket Council Eastern Region T20 tournament set to run from 27th February to 7th March.

That tournament is set to take place in Thailand and will also feature China. With many countries imposing travel restrictions on travellers from China, it remains to be seen if the two sides will be able to compete in that tournament.