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Pre-season fixtures have been confirmed for Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears as the teams builds towards the 2017 campaign in all three formats.

The Bears depart for a 13-day training camp United Arab Emirates on Saturday 11 March, which includes a two-day fixture against Worcestershire, a T20 match against Lahore Qalandars and the Emirates Airlines T20.

On return to the UK, the Bears will play a two-day friendly against Northamptonshire at Edgbaston on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March, a 50-over friendly at home to Leicestershire Foxes on Friday 31 March and the traditional University fixture against Oxford MCCU at The Parks from Sunday 2 to Tuesday 4 April.

Fixtures

15 & 16 March Inter Club fixture – Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery Ground, Abu Dhabi

18 & 19 March Warwickshire v Worcestershire – Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery Ground, Abu Dhabi

21 March Birmingham Bears v TBC – Lahore Qalandars* – Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery Ground, Abu Dhabi

23 March Emirates Airlines T20 Birmingham Bears v Lahore Qalandars – Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai

24 March Emirates Airlines T20 Birmingham Bears v MCC – Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai

28 & 29 March Warwickshire v Northamptonshire – Edgbaston

31 March Warwickshire v Leicestershire Foxes – Edgbaston

2-4 April Warwickshire v Oxford MCCU – The Parks, Oxford

Sporta Tours has created a special supporter’s package to join the Bears on the pre-season tour of the United Arab Emirates. Click here for further details.

Entry to the two friendly matches at Edgbaston will be completely FREE to all supporters.

*Please note that the tour itinerary is still subject to confirmation