The Cricket Society is delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with LycaFly on a special ten day cricket tour to Sri Lanka based around the third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and England due to start (but awaiting announcement by the ECB) on 23 November. A flyer with details can be downloaded below. We need a minimum of ten people going for the trip to be viable in this form. LycaFly will require deposits of £250 per person with the balance payable six weeks before departure.
Please note that the deadline date for the LycaFly package at the prices quoted in the flyer is Friday 13 April, ie deposits of £250 per person must be paid by then to get the deal. Please contact Danushka Ihalagedera - or telephone LycaFly on 0207 132 9600 and refer to "The Cricket Society in Colombo" offer - if you want to book.
The trip will be going ahead. If fewer than ten people fly out and back on both dates set, the airfares will become payable earlier than would otherwise be the case (because of the arrangement with the airline). It will be possible for people to sign-up after 13 April but at the cost LycaFly determine at the time.
The itinerary will include an evening reception in Mount Lavinia which Vic Marks has agreed in principle to attend. Our main LycaFly contact - Danushka Ihalagedera, a Sri Lankan with a strong interest in cricket and much local knowledge - would arrange the attendance of one or more Sri Lankan Test players. Dinners at the chosen hotel would each cost £20-25. There are several other restaurants and bars in the vicinity of the hotel. It is likely that the included travel arrangements on Test match days would be flexible enough to cater for those who chose not to attend all of a day's play.
LycaFly would be happy to provide quotes for people who want to travel with our party on 18 November but return after 29 November, or for those who have different requirements. The one-day games are expected to take place during October, and the first two Tests are provisionally scheduled for Galle (6-10 November) and Kandy (14-18 November). We considered putting this tour together as a two Test option (Kandy and Colombo) but Danushka advises that the Kandy Test could be significantly affected by the monsoon season.