Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed a two year partnership with Smile Group Travel to be its first Official Cricket Travel Partner and tour operator for the squad’s annual pre-season tour.
Smile is a specialist travel company and runs packages for professional and amateur sports clubs across the world. This partnership saw Smile manage the Bears’ pre-season tour to Barbados in 2015 and Dubai in 2016.
" Smile did a great job on exceeding all of our tour requirements earlier this year, and it’s great to work with them again for the next two years "
Dougie Brown, Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket, said: “The opportunity to play competitive cricket outdoors in March before our first match of the new season in April is invaluable to the team as we strive for more success in 2015.
“Smile did a great job on exceeding all of our tour requirements earlier this year, and it’s great to work with them again for the next two years and know that we will have the best possible preparation for the new season.”
Warwickshire travelled to Dubai in March this year for a 14-day tour, which included training at the ICC Academy; the world’s leading place to play, train and learn.
Graeme Walker, Managing Director of Smile Group Travel, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our association with the club and we look forward to for working closely with Warwickshire CCC and the members and supporters for many years to come”