Today a partnership was signed between Kaizuka City, the Japan Cricket Association and the
Kinki Cricket Association confirming the aim of revitalising the City of Kaizuka through the
promotion of cricket in the hope that this can improve infrastructure and tourism.
The three teams competing from the ICC East-Asia Pacific region to earn a place in the 2016 Women's World Cup Qualifier have named their squads for the regional qualifier that gets underway on 15th July.
The day when leading cricket teams tour Japan has moved one step closer as development of an international ground being build in Sano City, which lies 80 kilometres north of Tokyo enters its first stages.
It was a day of drama at the ICC Women’s World T20 qualifier in Ireland as Japan were bowled out for just 21 to lose to Sri Lanka, and Thailand recorded the tournament's first upset by beating the Netherlands.