Cricket in the country dates back to the 1960s, and is played almost entirely by expatriates from the major cricket playing nations.  The East Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s had an effect on Filipino cricket, with many foreign workers that made up the local players leaving the country. There were only two active clubs as of 2000, and only 45 senior players as of 2003.
Philippines took part in the 2011 East Asia-Pacific Division Two tournament from 4–7 April 2011 in Samoa; finishing second in their first international cricket competition. The tournament was part of a qualifying pyramid for the 2012 twenty-20 cricket world cup in Sri Lanka. The competing teams were as follows: