Inaugural women's East Asian Cup set for this month
The inaugural women's East Asian Cup will be played later this month in Incheon, South Korea at the ground used for last year's Asian Games cricket tournament.
The hosts will be joined by Japan, China and Hong Kong, three of the top teams in associate and affiliate women's cricket. China will be using the event as preparation for the Women's Twenty20 qualifier, whilst Japan will be playing a tri-series against Papua New Guinea and Samoa in 2016 as part of qualification for the subsequent Women's Twenty20 Qualifier.
The tournament answers the question of what was going to happen to the facility constructed for the Asian Games, and it's good to see that it is indeed still being used for cricket. It also indicates that the appearance of a South Korean women's side at that tournament wasn't a one time deal.
The four teams will play a round robin stage starting on 17th September before a final and third place play-off three days later.