Monday 18 March 2013 

Bears Announce Squad for Champions Fixture in Abu Dhabi


LV= County Champions Warwickshire CCC have named a 13-man squad for the traditional First Class season curtain raiser against the MCC in Abu Dhabi.

  • Jim Troughton (Captain)
  • Tim Ambrose (WK)
  • Paul Best
  • Varun Chopra
  • Rikki Clarke
  • Laurie Evans
  • Oliver Hannon-Dalby
  • Ateeq Javid
  • Pete McKay (WK)
  • Tom Milnes
  • William Porterfield
  • Ian Westwood
  • Chis Wright

Dougie Brown, Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket, said: “The squad has enjoyed good preparation both at home this winter and latterly during our pre-season camp in Barbados, so we’re giving a few of the younger players a chance to gain more match experience and stake their claim for a place in starting XI for Abu Dhabi.

“MCC has selected a strong squad, so the match will be great preparation ahead of our first LV= County Championship fixture against Derbyshire at Edgbaston on 10th April.”

The Bears depart for Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 20th March, with the four-day match against the MCC scheduled to be played in day/night conditions – with a pink ball – at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 24 to 27 March.

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