Essex set for Abu Dhabi pre-season tour


Essex are set to fly to Abu Dhabi in March 2024 for a two-week pre-season tour.

Taking place just two weeks prior to the start of the 2024 summer, the Eagles will be joined by Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire, and will spend two weeks in the UAE capital from 11th March.

Alongside a team representing Abu Dhabi, the five counties will participate in a three-day T20 festival before each playing a two-day red-ball match, all taking place at the Zayed Cricket Academy complex.

The tour will be the first opportunity for the entire Essex first-team group to train and play together after a long winter, with several players returning from off-season assignments across the globe.

It will also be the first time new signing Jordan Cox will pad up for the Eagles, in a city where March temperatures average around 25°C.

Members and fans wishing to watch Anthony McGrath’s side in action in the sunnier climes before the season begins in earnest can book their trips through Sporta Tours.

The full details of what the spectators’ package entails, as well as how to register your interest, can be found by clicking below: