Philippines in action during WCL Division 5 EAP qualifiers - Image by Philippine Cricket Association @cricketphl (Twitter)

Philippine Cricket Association (PCA) have announced the 14-member men’s squad for the upcoming ICC World T20 East Asia-Pacific Group “B” qualifiers, to be held from Dec 01st – 07th, 2018 in Philippines.

The host’s will be competing against team’s from Japan, South Korea and Indonesia for one qualification spot into the East Asia-Pacific finals, to be played in 2019. Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu have already qualified from EAP Group “A” qualifiers held in Fiji earlier. The tournament will be a double round-robin group format where each team will play the remaining three team’s twice. The top ranked team in the points-table at the end of the group phase will be the winner of the tournament and advance to EAP finals.

While Japan and South Korea have had competitive match-time during the 2018 East Asia Cup tournament held in Hong Kong few weeks earlier, Philippine national squad players have been playing domestic cricket at home and undergoing training sessions to prepare for the tournament.

Philippines Squad for ICC World T20 EAP “B” Qualifiers:

Jonathan Charles Hill (Captain), Syed Tariq Ali, Kar Weng NG, Biddappa Ponaiah Machanda, Henry Ernest Tyler, Daniel Christopher Smith, Ruchir Mahajan, Grant Ronald Russ, Jan Haider Kiani, Manoj Kumar Gohal, Vimal Kumar, Surinder Singh, Milan Singh & Muzammil Shahzad

ICC World T20 East Asia-Pacific Group B qualifiers schedule:

Date Match Venue Time
1-Dec-18 Japan vs Indonesia Friendship Oval 9:30 AM
South Korea vs Philippines Friendship Oval 1:30 PM
2-Dec-18 Indonesia vs South Korea Friendship Oval 9:30 AM
Philippines vs Japan Friendship Oval 1:30 PM
3-Dec-18 Indonesia vs Philippines Friendship Oval 9:30 AM
South Korea vs Japan Friendship Oval 1:30 PM
5-Dec-18 Japan vs Indonesia Friendship Oval 9:30 AM
South Korea vs Philippines Friendship Oval 1:30 PM
6-Dec-18 Indonesia vs South Korea Friendship Oval 9:30 AM
Philippines vs Japan Friendship Oval 1:30 PM
7-Dec-18 Indonesia vs Philippines Friendship Oval 9:30 AM
South Korea vs Japan Friendship Oval

 

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