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Address - C/0 Nomads Sports Club, Merville Village, Madrid Street, Paranaque City, Philippines
Contact Phone no - +63 908 885 3407
Email adress: CricketPhilippines@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Philippines-Cricket-Association-PCA/345753922127938

History

Cricket in the Philippines is synonymous with Nomads Sports Club in Manila where the game has been played since 1914. Since 2003 the Philippines Cricket Association has been an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council.
 
The cricket season runs from October through until early June each year. There are currently 22 active clubs who participate in the national league, and a number of other teams whose activities are confined to social cricket, and competing in six a side tournaments. Outside of Manila social cricket is played in Cebu, Baguio, Davao and Angeles City.

International Competition

The Philippines has long been a venue favored by touring teams and we always welcome clubs wanting to widen their horizons and enjoy the varied attractions the Philippines has to offer. In November each year the Association organises an International Six a Side Tournament. This has very quickly become one of the most popular sixes tournaments in Asia. New teams are always welcome, information and entry details can be obtained from the Philippines Cricket Association.
 
In 2011 the first Philippine national cricket team saw action in the East Asia Pacific Division 2 championship in Samoa. After recording convincing wins over Indonesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga and South Korea the team was defeated in the final by the host nation.
 
In 2014 the national team travelled to Lismore in New South Wales and took part in the EAP Tournament finishing a credible 5th amongst the 8 competing nations.
 
With Cricket now being a full medal sport in the Asian Games it is hoped that a Philippine national team will be able to compete in the next games in 2018.

Domestic Competition

The Philippine Cricket League (PCL) is the senior men's competition and was established in 2008 and is played in the T20 format. The PCL is split into 2 divisions of 10 teams with the top 2 clubs in each division contesting their respective finals.
 
In 2013 a 50 over league was established and this has now grown to include 8 teams.
 
In 2013 an under 19 competition was established and this has been a valuable means of transitioning junior players into senior cricket. It is expected that an under 16 competition will start in mid-2015.

Development

The primary focus of the Association is the development of a junior program particularly in indigenous schools. This managed by the Associations 2 full time development officers. In 2014 over 8,000 local indigenous children took part in this program and played a modified form of soft ball cricket. The Association is aiming to have over 10,000 children in this program by the end of 2015.