Twenty20 East Asia Cup
FormatTwenty20, T20I and WT20I
First edition2016 (Men's)
2015 (Women's)
Latest edition2024 (Men's)
2023 (Women's)
Current championMen's:  Japan (1st title)
Women's:  Hong Kong (3rd title)
Most successfulMen's:  South Korea &  Japan (1 title each)
Women's:  Hong Kong (3 titles)

The Twenty20 East Asia Cup is a quadrangular cricket tournament played between teams representing China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. From 2015 to 2019 the tournament rotated on a year-by-year basis from either a men's or women's tournament.[1] The first edition took place in 2015, a women's tournament in South Korea.[2] The first men's tournament took place the following year in Japan.[3] The 2019 women's tournament was the first to be played with full Twenty20 International (T20I) status, after the International Cricket Council (ICC) had granted T20I status to matches between all of its members.[4]

There was no tournament in 2020, after it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5] In May 2021, the four cricket associations signed an agreement for the next four editions of the women's tournament which would become an annual event.[6] Hong Kong were scheduled to host the 2021 edition,[7] and Japan, China and South Korea hosting the next three editions, respectively.[8]

Tournaments summary

Men's

Details Dates Host nation(s) Final
Venue Winner Result Runner-up
2016
Men's
3 – 6 November 2016  Japan Sano International Cricket Ground, Sano  South Korea
101/6 (19 overs)
South Korea won by 4 wickets[9]
Scorecard
 Japan
100/7 (20 overs)
2018
Men's
13–15 September 2018  Hong Kong Mission Road Ground, Mong Kok  Japan
160 (19.4 overs)
Japan won by 86 runs[10]
Scorecard
 Hong Kong Dragons
74 (18.1 overs)
2024
Men's
14–17 February 2024  Hong Kong TBA TBD Scorecard TBD

Women's

Details Dates Host nation(s) Final
Venue Winner Result Runner-up
2015
Women's
17–20 September 2015  South Korea Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon  China
123/2 (20 overs)
China Women won by 38 runs[11]
Scorecard
 Hong Kong
85/4 (20 overs)
2017
Women's
21–24 September 2017  Hong Kong Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong  Hong Kong
85/5 (16.2 overs)
Hong Kong Women won by 5 wickets (DLS method)[12]
Scorecard
 Japan
90/4 (20 overs)
2019
Women's
19–22 September 2019  South Korea Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon  China
104/4 (20 overs)
China Women won by 14 runs[13]
Scorecard
 Hong Kong
90/9 (20 overs)
2022
Women's
27–30 October 2022  Japan Kaizuka Cricket Ground, Kaizuka  Hong Kong 4–0 (bilateral series)[14]  Japan
2023
Women's
25–28 May 2023  China Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, Hangzhou  Hong Kong
72/9 (20 overs)
Match tied (Hong Kong won the Super Over)[15]Scorecard  China
72 (12 overs)

References

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  2. ^ "2015 East Asia Cup". Japan Cricket Association. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  3. ^ "East Asia Cup 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  4. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Japan confirms East Asia Cup cancellation". Emerging Cricket. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Women's East Asia Cup agreement confirmed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Hong Kong to host East Asia Cup T20 tournament in 2021". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Women's East Asia Cup Agreement Confirmed". Japan Cricket Association. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  9. ^ "South Korea edge Japan to win East Asia Cup cricket tournament". Inside the Games. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Japan win East Asia Cup". Japan Cricket Association. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  11. ^ "East Asia Women's Cup 2015". CricHQ. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  12. ^ "East Asia Cup (Women)". Japan Cricket Association. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  13. ^ "East Asia Cup: Japan win 3rd place over South Korea while China win final over Hong Kong". Japan Cricket Association. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Hong Kong end series on super over victory". Japan Cricket Association. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  15. ^ "Hong Kong, China women's team defend East Asia Cup in a tense final against China in Hangzhou, China". Hong Kong Cricket. Retrieved 28 May 2023.