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Kent off to Dubai for pre season training in 2011

Monday 14th March 2011

Men’s First Team

Kent County Cricket Club today announced that the first half of the Club’s pre-season programme will take place in Dubai.

The Club had hoped to prepare at Canterbury, but weather conditions have not allowed ground preparations to advance to a stage where meaningful practice is possible.

Commenting on the decision, Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace said: “We look forward to an intense programme of preparation in ideal conditions. Knowing with certainty we will get good weather and excellent practice facilities mean we should achieve a great deal in the time we are away.”

Jamie Clifford, Chief Executive, said: “Whilst finances are extremely tight, it is vital that our players are well prepared for the coming season. With fantastic support from the Dubai end – particularly Rod Marsh – I have confidence that this will be a sound investment.”