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Squad named for pre-season tour to Dubai

Lancashire CCC can confirm a 22-man squad the upcoming pre-season tour to Dubai, which includes the Emirates Airline T20 competition, ahead of the Club’s return to Division One of the County Championship next, starting in April.

Lancashire’s stay, which will see them in action against the United Arab Emirates national side and Yorkshire, marks the start of a four-year partnership with the ICC Academy, which will see the Red Rose make Dubai their pre-season home.

Full Lancashire squad:

Bailey, Brown, Buck, Chapple, Clark, Croft, Davies, Edwards, Griffiths, Hameed, Jarvis, Jones, Kerrigan, Lester, Lilley, Livingstone, Mahmood, Parkinson, Parry, Procter, Reece and Smith

Fixtures:

  • Monday 14/15 March – Two Day (red ball) fixture against Yorkshire at ICC Academy
  • Thursday 17 March – T20 Warm up fixture against Emirates Airline XI
  • Friday 18 March - Emirates Airline T20 Tournament at The Sevens Ground
  • Monday 21/22 March - Two Day (red ball) fixture against UAE

Lancashire’s Cricket Director and Head Coach Ashley Giles said: “After a solid winter of work at Emirates Old Trafford, getting outside in good conditions is great preparation for the domestic campaign.

“We’ll be playing against our Pennine rivals and County Champions in what will be a great test for us. The lads will be looking forward to it and it will be good to see some of our supporters over there cheering the lads on.”

Captain Steven Croft added, “Playing over in the UAE is a great way to prepare for the cricket season and the lads are certainly looking forward to taking part in the Emirates T20 competition.

“Yorkshire will be a tough proposition out there but as defending NatWest T20 Blast champions we’ll be aiming to give them a really good game.

“If we can replicate the same kind of form and skills that served us so well last year, then the fans out there in Dubai will hopefully be in for a treat.”

 
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