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Announcement: Domestic Season Schedule 2022

  • 2022-03-18
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We are delighted to announce the competition schedule for 2022, which includes two new competitions to excite the players involved. 

Firstly the “Japan Futures League” is a T20 tournament for the best under 23 players in Japan which will be held on the weekend of 23rd & 24th April. The goal is to bring together the next generation of future stars to play in a tournament format as the teams fight for the trophy. 

The other major new edition is the “Japan Cricket League T20” which will feature 16 teams playing in group stages during the hot summer months before a quarter final day featuring eight teams will be held at the Sano International Cricket Ground, followed by a Finals Day. 

These two events will help us identify some of the best junior and senior men’s cricketers in Japan while also giving vital high quality cricket contests to players in the build up to a busy international period in September and October. 

In the Women’s game the J-BASH continues to develop with four All-Star and Social days scheduled together at the Nagasawa Ground in Kawasaki, along with a 6-a-side Challenge League day at both the beginning and end of the season. 

For the full domestic schedule, please see below: 


Japan Cricket Leagues: 

  • Starts: Saturday 2nd April 
  • Ends: Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th November (Division 1, 2 & 3 Finals Weekend)

Japan Cup: 

  • Regional Qualifiers Start: Saturday 26th March
  • Ends: Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd October (Japan Cup Finals)

Japan Premier League: 

  • Starts: Friday 29th April
  • Ends: Sunday 1st May

JCL T20:

  • Starts: Saturday 13th August
  • Ends: Saturday 1st October (Finals Day)

Embassy Cup:

  • Starts: Saturday 10th September
  • Ends: Sunday 11th September


J-BASH All-Stars & Social:

  • Starts: Sunday 10th April
  • Ends: Saturday 3rd September

J-BASH Challenge League:

  • Starts: Sunday 22nd May
  • Ends: Thursday 3rd November

Japan Women’s Cricket League:

  • Starts: Sunday 17th April
  • Ends: Sunday 9th October


Japan Futures League(Under 23):

  • Starts: Saturday 23rd April
  • Ends: Sunday 24th April

Japan Under 19 Cricket League: 

  • Starts: April
  • Ends: Saturday 12th November

Japan Under 15 Cricket League: 

  • Starts: April
  • Ends: Saturday 19th November