Warwickshire will be part of a five-strong county contingent heading to Abu Dhabi early next year.

Essex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Yorkshire will all join the Bears in the UAE capital to fine-tune their 2024 campaign preparations from 11 March.

Alongside a team representing the host city, the five counties will participate in a three-day T20 festival before each playing a two-day red-ball match, with all fixtures taking place at the Zayed Cricket Academy complex.

Warwickshire last visited Abu Dhabi in 2019, playing a selection of fixtures against Somerset and Worcestershire.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us and I’m delighted we’ve been able to sort all the arrangements,” said First Team Coach Mark Robinson.

“While we have fantastic facilities at Edgbaston, having the reassurance of excellent weather conditions just a few weeks before the season is beneficial.

“We visited Cape Town last year and we saw first-hand at the start of the season the importance of getting overs into the bowler’s legs and time in the middle for the batters.

“I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Abu Dhabi and I know we’ll have excellent facilities available as well as top opposition. I’m looking forward to testing ourselves after a long winter.”

Pre-Season Supporters’ Tour

Members and supporters wishing to join the Bears in Abu Dhabi can take advantage of spectator packages organised by tour operator Sporta Tours.

Follow all the action with a private post-match debrief after each day’s play, plus an exclusive reception drinks.

For full details contact denaandwarren@notjusttravel.com or sporta-group.notjusttravel.com.

All packages are ATOL and ABTA protected with 24/7 assistance from the Sporta team.

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