Philippines national cricket team
|Association||Philippines Cricket Association|
|Home ground||Friendship Oval|
|Twenty20 debut||v Indonesia at East Asia-Pacific Division Two, Apia, Samoa 4 April 2011|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (2017)|
|ICC region||East Asia-Pacific|
The Philippines national cricket team is the team representing the Philippines in international cricket. It is organized by the Philippines Cricket Association (PCA) which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2003 The PCA became an associate member since 2017.
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the Philippines and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I. Their first T20I is in March 2019.
In 2011, The national team made their Twenty20 debut when they competed at the East Asia-Pacific Division 2 in Samoa winning over Indonesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga and South Korea before conceding defeat to the host nation in the final. The tournament was the Philippines' first International Cricket Council (ICC)-sanctioned match. The tournament was part of a qualifying pyramid for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
The Philippines then played at the 2014 ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Championship in New South Wales, Australia and finished fifth among eight national teams. Indian expatriate, Awais Mohd became the first Philippine national team member to score a half-century in an ICC-sanctioned match while playing for the country in the EAP tournament.
At the 2017 ICC World Cricket League East Asia-Pacific Region Qualifiers, the Philippines finished fourth out of six nations, failing to qualify for Division Five.
As of May 2018, the Philippines is only competing in Twenty20 cricket. They will attempt to qualify for the 2020 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Australia with the Philippines as one of the co-hosts of the East Asia-Pacific Qualifier. They advanced to the Regional Finals in Papua New Guinea after finishing first among four participating teams at the qualifiers hosted at the cricket ground of the Emilio Aguinaldo College in December 2018 in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
The Philippine national team had the Manila Nomads Sports Club grounds in Parañaque as its home venue. When the Nomads' grounds closed, the national team moved its home to the cricket grounds of the Emilio Aguinaldo College in Dasmariñas, Cavite, the sole cricket venue in the country as of 2017.
ICC World Twenty20
- 2020: To be determined
- 2017 EAP Region Qualifiers: 4th place
Southeast Asian Games
- 2017: Did not enter
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