The East Asia Cup (EAC) is being held in Hong Kong from the 13-16th September. The 2018 version of the tournament will pitch the Hong Kong Dragons, who represent the territory’s Chinese cricket playing community, against teams from Korea, Japan and China. This competition supports the development of the game in the region with a tournament that is hard fought and is a highlight on the calendar of the teams involved.
Entry to all the games are free, come and support the teams!
History of the Games
The purpose of the East Asia Cup is to increase the opportunities for the national teams in the East Asia region. Hong Kong is represented by the Hong Kong Dragons Team and they are joined by China, Japan and Korea.The close proximity of all 4 countries aligns itself to offering a first class competition with teams being classified in different sectors of the ICC Player pathway program and therefore not commonly involved in qualifying events for major tournaments.
The tournament plays host to Men’s and Women’s tournaments on a year by year rotation. Previous winners are listed below:
2015 – Women’s East Asia, Incheon, South Korea Winners - CHINA
2016 – Men’s East Aisa, Sano, Japan Winners - KOREA
2017 – Women’s East Asia, Hong Kong, ChinaWinners - HONG KONG
Hosting is traditionally shared amongst the countries with each team provisionally being scheduled to host once during a 4 year cycle. Hong Kong will once again play host during the 2018 season and looks forward to welcoming China, Japan and Korea in what promises to be a keenly fought contest over a 4 day cricketing festival with matches scheduled at Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground, Hong Kong Cricket Club and Kowloon Cricket Club.
We would like to thank Craigengower Cricket Club who have generously agreed to host the start of the tournament cocktail function on the 13th September and to Paradigm Consulting who are principle sponsors of the tournament.
It is hoped that the 2018 East Asia Cup will increase interest in the sport as well as raising standards among the participating countries.