If you are looking to arrange a cricket tour in Sri Lanka for your school, sports club, or organization, you will want to consider several key elements before you arrange fixtures. The following is a guide to planning your tour and cricket fixtures in Sri Lanka, however, it is always recommended to speak to a specialist, such as Barefoot Traveller Sports, who will be able to offer you expert advice free of charge, and can assist in your planning as you require.
With cricket being the number one sport in Sri Lanka, there is no shortage of clubs and top cricket grounds and facilities for you to select from. Once you have decided to do sports tours to Sri Lanka for your cricket tour, your next step should be to decide how many fixtures to include in your itinerary.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and the number of fixtures that you choose to play is entirely dependent on the needs and priorities of your particular team. Before you confirm your fixtures, check to ensure that the clubs you choose can offer you fixtures against teams at the right level of play for your club or team. Umpires and officials can typically be organized through the host school, club, or team that you select, but it is another important aspect to consider.
Similarly, if you want to include training or practice sessions in addition to your cricket fixtures, you will want to ensure that the venue/s you select can offer you these facilities. You will also want to consider the travel times between locations. Sri Lanka offers an amazing diversity from mountainous regions to beach retreats however it is important to note that whilst the distances appear short, the time taken to travel to each location can be deceptively long so it is worth considering this at the planning stage.
Once you have decided on the number and locations of the fixtures, it is now time to look at planning the other aspects of your tour, such as accommodation, transfers, and transport throughout the tour, sightseeing or excursion options, and associated costs.