South Korea national cricket team

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Logo of South Korea
Captain Kim Kyung Sik
Coach Julien Fountain
Team information
Last match Incheon
International Cricket Council
ICC status Associate member[1] (2017)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
As of 1 January 2015

The South Korea national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea) in international cricket. It is governed by the Korea Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 and an associate member since June 2017[1]. Their first international appearance to date was in the ICC East Asia/Pacific 8s tournament in Perth in 2002, where they came fourth in a tournament that also involved Japan, Indonesia and an Australian Aborigines team. They also competed in 2011 east Asia pacific tournament.

The team competed in 2014 Asian Games in Incheon as host nation team, in which the team reaches quarter final where they were defeated by Sri Lankan cricket team. Fixtures were played at the purpose built Yeonhui Cricket Ground in Incheon.

In 2016, the team competed in the inaugural East Asia Cup played among the four teams with Japan, China and Hong Kong Dragons being the other three teams. It was hosted by Japan Cricket Association at Sano International Cricket Ground. In the group stage South Korea won all their matches except the one against Japan[2]. The tournament was won by South Korea after beating Japan in the final.[3][4][5]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all it's members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between South Korea and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[6]

2011 East Asia-Pacific Division Two

South Korea took part in the East Asia-Pacific Division Two tournament from the 4–7 April 2011 in Samoa. The tournament was part of a qualifying pyramid for the 2012 twenty-20 cricket world cup in Sri Lanka. The competing teams were as follows:

South Korea finished in 5th position (out of 6 teams) by winning their last match.

2014 Asian Games, Incheon,

In 2014 South Korea participated, as the host nation, at the Asian Games T20 cricket tournament in Incheon, South Korea. The competition was held at the newly built Yeonhui Cricket Ground in Incheon, Korea's first dedicated cricket facility. Teams in the men's competition were as follows:

South Korea's squad for the 2014 Asian Games

  • Kim Kyungsik (Captain) - Bowler (RAM)
  • Hyobum An - Bowler (RAOS)
  • Suin Bang - WK & RHB
  • Inho Cha - Bowler (RAOS)
  • Sunghoon Cho - Batsman (RH)
  • Jiwon Choi - All Rounder (RAM/RHB)
  • Youmin Jung - Batsman (RH)
  • Hongki Kim - Bowler (RAOS)
  • Namheon Kim - Bowler (LAOS)
  • Sangwook Lee - Batsman (RH)
  • Hwanhee Lee - Bowler (RAOS)
  • Soochan Park - Batsman (LH)
  • Taekwan Park - Bowler (LAFM)
  • Ilhwan Seo - Batsman (RH)
  • Daesik Sung - Batsman (RH)

South Korea's results were as follows:

Game 1, South Korea v Malaysia (Malaysia won by 8 wickets)[7]

Game 2, South Korea v China (South Korea won by 6 Runs)[8]

QF, South Korea v Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka won by 117 Runs)[9]

East Asia Cup[10][11]

Former National Team Players

  • Lee Hwayeon (Former Head Coach / Captain and currently KCA Director)
  • Choi Jun Hyuk

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "East Asia Cup 2016/17 Fixtures & Results". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Korea beats Japan to clinch East Asia Cup title". International Cricket Council. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Japan vs South Korea Final East Asia Cup 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "South Korea edge Japan to win East Asia Cup cricket tournament". Inside the games. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
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  10. ^ "East Asia Cup Tournament organised between China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea". Japan Cricket Association. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  11. ^ "History of the Games". Cricket Hong Kong. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  12. ^ "EAST ASIA MEN'S T-20 CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2015/16". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  13. ^ "East Asia Cup Table - 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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