Worcestershire today began their preparations in earnest for the 2014 season as they jetted off from Heathrow for an 11 day trip to Abu Dhabi.
The county will play four Twenty20 matches, a 50 over game and two-day match before flying back on March 15.
Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes and skipper Daryl Mitchell will lead a 17 strong party of players.
Worcestershire will play T20 matches against Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Derbyshire.
They will also face Derbyshire in a 50 over contest and a two-day encounter which will bring the trip to a finale.
In between the players will be able to take part in warm weather training at the Zayed Stadium.
|Wed 5th March 2014||Depart Heathrow|
|Thu 6th March 2014|| Arrive at Abu Dhabi|
2pm- 5pm training session
|Fri 7th March 2014|| 10am to 12pm training session|
2.00pm – T20 match v Ireland (Zayed Nursery)
|Sat 8th March 2014|| 10am to 12pm training session|
2.00pm – T20 match v Netherlands (Zayed Nursery)
|Sun 9th March 2014||10.30am 50 Over game V Derbyshire CCC (Zayed Int Stadium)|
|Mon 10th March 2014||10am to 1pm training session|
|Tue 11th March 2014|| 10.30am – T20 match V Derbyshire (Zayed Nursery)|
3pm – T20 match v New Zealand (Zayed Nursery)
|Wed 12th March 2014||10am to 12.30pm training session|
|Thu 13th March 2014||10.30am – Day 1 red ball match v Derbyshire CCC (Zayed Nursery)|
|Fri 14th March 2014|| 10.30am – Day 2 red ball match v Derbyshire CCC (Zayed Nursery)|
Depart Abu Dhabi
|Sat 15th March 2014||Arrive at Heathrow|
Gareth Andrew, Graeme Cessford, Shaaiq Choudhry, Ben Cox, Brett D’Oliveira, Tom Fell, Nick Harrison, Alex Hepburn, Alexei Kervezee, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Joe Leach, Daryl Mitchell, Charlie Morris, Matt Pardoe, Chris Russell, Jack Shantry, Ross Whiteley.