Japan will host the 2022 Women’s East Asia Cup from October 27 to October 30. All eight matches will be played at the Kaizuka Cricket Field, in Kaizuka City, Osaka. A total of four teams will participate in the tournament. Alongside hosts Japan, China, Hong Kong, and South Korea are the other teams that will take part in the competition. Matches will be played in a round-robin format and the top two teams will qualify for the finals and the bottom two teams will play the third-place play-off.
As per the new agreement that was signed by the four-member countries in 2021, the Women’s East Asia Cup, which is an annual event, was supposed to take place in Hong Kong last year. However, due to COVID-19, it was canceled. This will be the first time the Women’s East Asia Cup will be hosted by Japan. The 2022 edition will be the fourth of its kind.
The first season of the Women’s East Asia Cup was held in 2015 in Korea, the second was held in 2017 in Hong Kong and the third was held in Korea in 2019. China has been the most successful team winning two out of the three editions while Hong Kong have won one in 2017. Korea and Japan are yet to pocket the championships.
Head of Cricket Operations, Alan Curr, said, “It’s really exciting that international cricket is coming back to Japan, and even more so that Kansai will be hosting for the first time. We know that the people in this region are passionate about the game and we look forward to working with them to put on a safe and enjoyable tournament.”
Women’s East Asia Cup 2022 Schedule
|October 26, 2022||Teams Arrive|
|October 27, 2022||09:00-12:00
|October 28, 2022||09:00-12:00
|October 29, 2022||09:00-12:00
|October 30, 2022||09:00-12:00
|3rd Place Play-Off
|October 31, 2022||Teams Depart|
The quotes are sourced from cricket.or.jp
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