ECB has announced the England Lions tour to Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014, which will be led by Sussex CCC Head Coach Mark Robinson.
The team will arrive into Colombo on 27th January and depart on 2nd March. The tour includes three four-day Tests against the Sri Lanka ‘A’ team, with the final schedule to be announced later this month.
ECB Performance Director David Parsons said: “We are delighted to give Mark Robinson the opportunity to come into the England Lions setup and take the role of Head Coach for this tour next year.
This should not only provide him with an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand what the England Cricket programme is really about, but also we will be able to benefit greatly from Mark’s experience as one of our leading Coaches within the first-class game.
“Training and playing competitive cricket in challenging conditions against tough opposition is always a great way for our players to further their individual games, so this tour will act as an important part of developing and identifying the England players of the future.”
Selection for the tour will take place in mid-December with the announcement of the squad before the end of 2013.