Philippines hosts second world championship for tango, cricket in 2019
Posted July 30, 2019 07:33:56 The Philippines hosted the second world cricket championship in 2019 for the first time.
The World Cricket Council, the governing body for cricket in the Philippines, held a special ceremony to formally award the 2017 World Cup to the country, which was the only country to host the event before it moved to Australia in 2020.
Cricket is the sport of Filipino football, basketball, soccer, cricket and is played around the world, but it has traditionally been the country’s pastime.
In 2019, it was held in Manila, where Filipino fans could catch the action in a packed stadium, which is now home to the Manila International Airport.
President Rodrigo Duterte said the 2018 World Cup was the first to be held in the country since his inauguration in May.
“It’s a great honor to be the first country to be hosted by the World Cricket Club in the United States,” Duterte said.
During the ceremony, Philippine football star Julio Penig, who plays for the Philippine Football Federation, received the award for the countrys second World Cup title.
Duterte said the country is committed to hosting the 2022 World Cup and the 2022 Asian Games.
It was a great honour for us to host, Duterte said in a televised address.
At the ceremony that took place at the airport, Philippine Football Association (PFA) president Rodrigo Taguiwalo said he is pleased the country has become a World Cup host for the third time in four years.
We are really happy to host another World Cup, he said.