The Asian Baseball Cup is a baseball tournament organized by the Baseball Federation of Asia. The Asian Baseball Cup is a second-level tournament to the Asian Baseball Championship. In 2012, the Asian Baseball Cup was divided into two separate divisions, East and West, alternatively called the East Asian Baseball Cup and West Asian Baseball Cup. From 2016, the Asian Baseball Cup tournaments shall be held biannually.[1]

The tournament serves as a qualifier for two teams that will later compete in the Asian Baseball Championship, along with Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea and China, which automatically qualify for the latter tournament and therefore do not compete at the Asian Baseball Cup.[1]

Results

Before 2012

Year Final Host Champions
Runners-up
3rd place
1995
Details
Philippines
Manila

Philippines

Thailand

India
1997
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Thailand

Indonesia

Pakistan
1999
Details
India
Chandigarh

Philippines

India

Malaysia
2001
Details
Indonesia
Jakarta

Indonesia

Pakistan

Thailand
2002
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

China

Pakistan

Thailand
2004
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Thailand

Pakistan

Indonesia
2006
Details
Pakistan
Islamabad

Pakistan

Hong Kong

Thailand
2009
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Indonesia

Pakistan

Sri Lanka
2010
Details
Pakistan
Islamabad

Pakistan

Hong Kong

Thailand

After 2012

Eastern Division

See footnote[1]
Year Final Host Champions
Runners-up
3rd place
2012
Details
Thailand
Pathum Thani

Philippines

Thailand

Hong Kong
2015
Details
Indonesia
Jakarta

Philippines

Indonesia

Sri Lanka
2018
Details
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Philippines

Thailand

Hong Kong
2020
Details
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Western Division

See footnote[2]
Year Final Host Champions
Runners-up
3rd place
2012
Details
Pakistan
Lahore

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Iran
2013[3]
Details
Pakistan
Lahore

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Afghanistan
2015
Details
Pakistan
Islamabad

Pakistan

Iran

India
2017
Details
Pakistan
Islamabad

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Iran
2019
Details
Sri Lanka
Colombo

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

India
2021
Details
Iran
Karaj
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[4][5]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Pakistan (PAK)56112
2 Philippines (PHI)5005
3 Thailand (THA)2349
4 Sri Lanka (SRI)2226
5 Indonesia (INA)2215
6 China (CHN)1001
7 Hong Kong (HKG)0224
8 India (IND)0134
9 Iran (IRI)0123
10 Afghanistan (AFG)0011
 Malaysia (MAS)0011
Totals (11 nations)17171751

References

  1. ^ a b c "Asian Baseball Cup-East". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ Asian Baseball Cup-West. Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  3. ^ "the 11th Asian Cup-Western division 2013". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.baseballasia.org/BFA/include/index.php?Page=2&news01=181207243760fa7f1b7dcc8
  5. ^ The BFA decided Sri Lnka and Pakistan as two participants to the 2021 XXX BFA Asian Championship