Barmy Army to take England Cricket fans overseas for first time in nearly two years
Iconic world-famous supporters’ organisation, the Barmy Army, will be taking England cricket fans overseas for the first time in nearly two years, after unveiling the launch of its ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 tour in Oman and the UAE.
With a clear mission to maximise the enjoyment of sport for all, the Barmy Army successfully unites thousands of fans in their unconditional support of the England cricket team – regardless as to whether they win or lose.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Barmy Army managed regular tours to all major cricketing events under its sister brand, Barmy Travel. Its January 2020 tour saw over 5,000 England fans travel to South Africa, many of whom benefitted from official ‘one-stop-shop’ Barmy Travel packages including flights, accommodation, match tickets and an experienced tour manager.
The first opportunity to watch the England cricket team play overseas since the South Africa Tour , the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will commence on 20th October 2021 and will provide the opportunity for fans to stay in Dubai for between four to twenty-five nights; with all official match tickets and stadium transfers co-ordinated by Barmy Travel representatives.
With travel restrictions under continuous review, Barmy Travel organisers remain hopeful they will be able take over 250 fans to the World Cup and encourage its members and the wider cricket community to travel with a tour operator to benefit from increased safety and guaranteed travel insurance.
Adam Canning, Commercial Director of the Barmy Army, confirmed: “The COVID-19 pandemic has proved incredibly challenging for both sports teams and fans worldwide and although our members have continued to follow the England cricket team, we are delighted that we are now able to show true Barmy Army support at overseas matches for the first time in nearly two years.
With England favourites to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and hold both World Cup trophies at the same time, we are in no doubt that the Oman and UAE tour will be one not to miss and look forward to uniting our members in their love of cricket once more.”
Established in 1994 , the Barmy Army has evolved into a world-renowned fan group and supporters’ community, which provides its members with a wealth of benefits including priority access to England tickets and other major cricket events, discounts for over 120 retailers via the Barmy Rewards App, together with the opportunity to play for the Barmy Army Cricket Club both in the UK and overseas.
The launch of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 tour is due to be followed by an announcement of a dedicated Barmy Army Tour to the West Indies in March 2022, with venues to be confirmed in October 2021