Champion County Match – MCC v Essex CCC – Galle, Sri Lanka
Next year’s season opening Champion County Match, between the MCC and the county champions, Essex CCC, will be played at the famous Galle International Cricket Stadium from 24-27 March 2020. The match is scheduled to start the day after England’s 1st Test match against Sri Lanka finishes (at the same ground). Essex CCC will also play warm-up matches in Abu Dhabi en-route to Sri Lanka.
CricTours, in association with Sporta Tours, are pleased to offer luxury, fully escorted supporters’ tours to the season opener and/or the 1st Test in Galle and the warm-up games in Abu Dhabi.
Located in the Indian Ocean, just below the southern tip of India, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka is a real hidden gem! The people are wonderfully warm and hospitable, the beaches are beautiful, the sightseeing unique and the cricket is always competitive. It really is a wonderful destination.
|Essex CCC: 2 x T20 matches (Opposition TBC), Abu Dhabi||15 & 17 March 2020|
|1st Test, Sri Lanka v England, Galle||19 – 23 March 2020|
|Essex CCC v Somerset CCC, Abu Dhabi||20 – 21 March 2020|
|Champion County Match MCC v Essex CCC, Galle||24 – 27 March 2020|
|2nd Test, Sri Lanka v England, Colombo||27-31 March 2020|
Fully Escorted Tours
|Tours||Dates||Hotel/s||Flights from UK||Double/Twin*||Single *|
|Abu Dhabi stopover (inc 2 Essex CCC T20 matches)||11/12-17 Mar||Marriott Hotel, Al Forsan Abu Dhabi||call for quote||£ 600||£ 900|
|1st Test & Champion County Match Tour, Galle||16-28 Mar||Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa||call for quote||£ 1,850||£ 2,750|
|Abu Dhabi stopover (inc 2 day game Essex v Somerset)||18/19-22 Mar||Marriott Hotel, Al Forsan Abu Dhabi||call for quote||£ 500||£ 680|
|Champion County Match Tour, Galle||21-28 Mar||Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa||call for quote||£ 1,200||£ 1,700|
*Prices exclude airfares so that you can choose the dates, airline, departure point and class of travel that suits you. If you would like to include a stopover in the Maldives, Dubai, India etc we can organise that for you too!