Former Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke is set to assist the Philippines at their regional World T20 qualifying tournament in December.

Burke, who began coaching Hong Kong in 2010 and became director of cricket before leaving his post in 2017, will be familiar with cricket in the region having previously served as an ICC development officer for the East Asia Pacific region.

He has also worked with Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, as well as being the coach of Hong Kong Island United in Hong Kong's T20 Blitz.

During his time with Hong Kong, the team reached two ICC World Twenty20 tournaments and gained ODI status after the 2014 World Cup Qualifier.

During the 2014 World Twenty20, he coached Hong Kong to victory over Bangladesh, their first win over a full member nation.

The Philippines will be hosting the EAP Group B qualifier, where they will come up against Indonesia, Japan and South Korea.

The winners will join the top two of Group A (Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea) in the regional final next year, from which the winners will qualify for the global qualifier.