The Philippine Cricket Association (PCA) bared its national women’s team that will compete in the T20 Series on December 21 and 22 at the Friendship Oval of Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite in Dasmariñas City.
With the increasing popularity of the sport in the country, the PCA said they managed to achieve the required number of players to form a national team.
The Philippines (No. 46) will test its mettle against Bahrain (No. 52) and Indonesia (No. 80) in the T20 Series.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to coach the team and am looking forward to seeing our squad take the field against two high caliber opponents,” said Philippine women’s national head coach Evan McCall during the team launch’s news conference at the Pearl Manila Hotel.
McCall described the members of the team as some of the most dedicated, hard-working and passionate players he has ever coached.
“The squad members are great ambassadors of the best elements of Philippine culture and a team the national can be very proud of,” he added.
He said that the T20 Series is a great launching pad for the women’s team to gain experience.
Meanwhile, the Philippine national men’s team is gearing up for the World Cup Sub-Regional Qualifiers scheduled in April next year.
The Philippines will be against Japan, Korea, and Indonesia.
The Carabaos, the moniker of the men’s national team, hosted the Sub-Regional Qualifier for the 2020 World Club last year in Cavite and finished as champions. The feat earned them a berth in the East-Asia Pacific Regional Finals early this year.
“The PCA is looking to continue to progress further and build on the success that we have had in the past 12 months,” said PCA general manager Faisal Khan.
Exact dates and venue of the sub-regional qualifiers will be announced by the end of November.