WICB appoints official UK tour operators for Windies v England Series
St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board has appointed Howzat Travel Limited and On the Ball Sports Marketing as the official United Kingdom, Ireland and European tour operators for the West Indies v England series in Antigua and Barbados in February and March next year.
WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead said that the WICB acted early to facilitate fans who will be making plans to visit the Caribbean for the series.
“We know that there are thousands of English cricket supporters who are always keen on visiting the Caribbean as we are the world’s premier cricketing destination for fans. We are therefore most happy to be able to announce this partnership with two official tour operators well in advance of the series so that the many English and West Indian fans in the UK can make their arrangements early,” Mr. Muirhead said.
“We look forward to working with Howzat Travel Limited and England Cricket Tour to ensure that the series is a major success and that all matches are sold out,” Muirhead added.
“We extend a warm and hospitable Caribbean invitation to our friends in England and around the world to come to the Caribbean and enjoy the cricket atmosphere like only we can provide,” Muirhead concluded.
Sara Malin, of On the Ball Sports Marketing commented: “We are ecstatic to have gained a WICB appointment for the forthcoming winter tour. Our packages include 3, 4 & 5 star properties with the option to tailor make should this be required. England hasn’t visited the West Indies since 2009 so demand is high and supporters will get to see high-quality, action-packed cricket in sun kissed Antigua and Barbados. There really hasn’t been a better time to be an England cricket fan.”
Ian Kerr of Howzat Travel Limited also added: “It’s been 4 years since our last visit to the Caribbean for an England series and Howzat Travel is absolutely delighted to have been appointed as one of the official tour operators for the series. We are very much looking forward to revisiting Antigua and Barbados and hope the rum punch is on ice. See you there!”
West Indies v England Series Schedule
Tue 25 Feb – England v Vice Chancellor’s XI (Venue TBC)
Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds, Antigua
Fri Feb 28 – 1st ODI
Sun March 2 – 2nd ODI
Wed March 5 – 3rd ODI
Kensington Oval, Barbados
Sunday March 9 – 1st Twenty20
Tuesday March 11 – 2nd Twenty20
Thursday March 13 – 3rd Twenty20