Yorkshire to tour Sri Lanka

Martyn Moxon
Martyn Moxon

Yorkshire will tour Sri Lanka as part of the club’s preparations for the 2014 season.

A 25-man party, including 18 players, will fly out to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, March 12 and will spend 14-days based in the capital city of Colombo, returning to Headingley on Thursday, March 27.

Yorkshire will play a two-day match and two T20 matches amongst themselves in the first week. Local First-class opponents have been earmarked for the second week with two T20 matches and a two-day match planned.

“It is great news that we have managed to secure this opportunity of preparing for the new season in Sri Lanka,” said Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon.

“We will be confirming specific dates for matches with our hosts over the next couple of weeks. We will be playing and training at some of their best facilities in the country.

“This will be the first time that we have played over there. A number of players travelled to Sri Lanka last pre-season, for a specific training camp, and they returned full of praise for place.

“It will be extremely hot in March and the players will work intensely on their skills both in the nets and in match situations. You cannot overstate the importance of pre-season, what you put in on the tour; we’ll reap the benefits of our efforts once the season gets underway.”