Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed a pre-season training camp at La Manga Club, Spain, which will include a programme of fixtures against First Class county opposition.
The Bears tour will be split into two sections with the bowlers spending a week longer overseas as part of a dedicated training camp, which begins on Wednesday 4 March 2020. All remaining members of the squad will then travel out on Tuesday 10 March for an 11-day programme, which will include several fixtures.
We’re keen to ensure that this is best ever prepared Warwickshire squad for a county season.Paul Farbrace
Warwickshire CCC has appointed Sporta Tours as their Pre-Season Operational Partner, which will manage all logistical elements of the overseas programme.
Paul Farbrace, Sport Director of Warwickshire CCC, said: “La Manga Club’s cricket facilities are outstanding and, as a new relatively new venue, its reputation is certainly growing within the county cricket community with several counties having recently staged pre-season tours at the venue.
“With our cricket management team having reviewed all elements of our 2019 season, we’re keen to ensure that this is best ever prepared Warwickshire squad for a county season.
“Having more time outdoors with our bowlers ahead of our pre-season fixtures gives us the perfect platform to do this and to ensure that the players are stronger, fitter and ready to go in our 2020 campaign.”
La Manga Club boasts the European Cricket Performance Centre, with six first-class grass pitches and two artificial wickets on two existing grounds, plus 23 grass and five artificial net lanes. The venue also has long-term agreements with Cricket Ireland and Cricket Scotland and hosted the European Cricket League earlier this year.
All fixtures on Warwickshire’s pre-season tour to La Manga Club will be announced in the coming weeks.