Barmy Army to take over 2,000 England Cricket Fans on West Indies Tour
Iconic world-famous supporters’ organisation, the Barmy Army, has announced plans to take over 2,000 England Cricket fans to the Caribbean in early 2022, for its first Test tour in two years.
Commencing with the first International T20 match on 22nd January 2022, the tour will enable fans to enjoy five T20 and three Test matches over a 9-week period, culminating on 28th March 2022.
Following confirmed travel restrictions to Australia for The Ashes, this will be the first tour to watch a Test series for England fans in two years and the largest tour operated by Barmy Army sister brand, Barmy Travel, since January 2020 - when it successfully took over 1,500 England fans to South Africa.
As with previous tours, all fans who join the Barmy Army this January will benefit from official ‘one stop shop’ Barmy Travel packages including flights, accommodation, airport and stadium transfers, match tickets and an experienced tour manager – with the option to watch one, two or all three Tests which are due to take place in Antigua, Barbados & Grenada.
This announcement comes just weeks after the Barmy Army unveiled its ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 tour in Oman and the UAE, together with the launch of its tour to the Netherlands in June 2022 for 3 ODI matches as part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League.
Adam Canning, Commercial Director of the Barmy Army, confirmed: “After widespread disappointment amongst the England cricket community as The Ashes remain off-limits, we are delighted to announce the launch of our first Test cricket tour in two years to the magical Caribbean.
Whether our members want to join us for one, two or all three Tests, we can’t wait to be united in our support for the England cricket team as they take on the West Indies. For any fans who want to join us in supporting the team during the Australian Ashes Tour, the Barmy Army is hosting a dedicated overnight watch along event in London during the first Test match, with more potential dates to be added, so watch this space.”
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.
With travel restrictions under continuous review, Barmy Travel organisers encourage its members and the wider cricket community to travel with a tour operator to benefit from increased safety and guaranteed travel insurance.