Celebrate Cricket in Japan at the 2023 Embassy Cup

The biggest cricket tournament in Japan is making its return to the Sano International Cricket Ground on October 28 for a weekend of competition and celebration. Witness eight teams, each representing their culture, battle it out all weekend at the Embassy Cup. Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend of cricket, concerts, and a chance to win prizes in a raffle. Attendance is free, but premium seating is available for purchase here. Enjoy food from each participating culture, and raise money for children’s charities by participating in the raffle. 

This year marks the sixth Embassy Cup, an annual celebration of the growing popularity of cricket in Japan brought to you by the Japan Cricket Association (JCA). Established in 1984, the JCA has made it their mission to “enrich lives and broaden horizons by building bridges between people and communities within Japan” through cricket. The Embassy Cup highlights the diversity of cricket through the many teams participating. Teams representing Australia, Bangladesh, Great Britain, India, Pakistan, Nepal, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka will participate in the event. Naoki Miyaji, JCA CEO, said, “We are very pleased that so many people from overseas will be participating in the Embassy Cup. Cricket is an indispensable part of life for many people who immigrate to Japan from overseas. We hope that they will be able to enjoy cricket in their spare time and that they will be able to enjoy their life in Japan through cricket.”

See All the Action 

Catch any of the sixteen matches on October 28 and 29. Each match offers 90 minutes of non-stop action. Click here to ensure you don’t miss out on any upcoming action. This year, the Embassy Cup launched its “True Colours Campaign,” encouraging viewers to dress in their team’s colors. Matches will start at 9:30am and conclude at 4:15pm both days, but that doesn’t stop the fun. Stay throughout Saturday evening to celebrate culture with live music and food.

During the weekend, there will also be select areas for people to enjoy games and a fun social atmosphere. There will also be cultural displays from each participating team to promote diversity and the worldwide love of cricket.

2023 Embassy Cup Prize Raffle

On Saturday, October 28, the Embassy Cup will hold a prize raffle to raise money for two select charities—Yoshimizu Kodomo Shokudo – Chokotto, a local children’s charity based near the cricket ground that provides meals at a very low price for children once a month, and Mirai No Mori, a not-for-profit organization that creates life-changing outdoor programs for abused, neglected, and orphaned youths in Japan. Stop by Saturday and support a good cause by entering the raffle.

Enjoy a Special Offer from Embassy Cup

For those who love cricket but are hesitant about traveling, don’t worry. The Embassy Cup is offering an “Optional Tour” ticket deal. This deal provides attendees with transportation between Tokyo Station and the Sano International Cricket Ground with their ticket. But the deal doesn’t stop there. The optional tour also offers the opportunity to meet Japanese players and visit the Garden of Illuminated Flowers before returning to Tokyo. Nature lovers and diehard cricket fans do not want to miss out on this deal.

All cricket fans and sports lovers are strongly encouraged to come and help fill the stands at this year’s Embassy Cup. This year’s event is sure to be a festive weekend! While general admittance is free, make sure to prepare ahead of time to beat the crowds.

Visit https://cricket.or.jp/en/event/2023embassycup/2023-10-28 

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