Transfer after breakfast to the coastal town of Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka's south west. After your arrival, head off to the Foundation of Goodness situated in the village of Seenigama just a few kilometres north of Hikkaduwa. This village was destroyed as a result of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and redeveloped by the Foundation of Goodness charity, with the help of Surrey and MCC among others. There is ample chance for beach life here in this sparky little resort as well as a visit to Galle's ancient Dutch Fort.
MATCH 3 is at the Seenigama Oval, set in the school grounds. The wicket is a well-kept artificial one, with a well-tended outfield. As a part of the Foundation of Goodness programme, the cricketers will be interacting, learning and helping out the local village community in various capacities, giving a memorable insight into island life. By evening, head back to Hikkaduwa and enjoy the beaches and the laid back lifestyle of this coastal town.
MATCH 4 is at the Galle International Stadium with the 17C Dutch Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, looming large as a spectacular backdrop to this re-established and re-vamped Test venue. This famous old ground was rebuilt after the tsunami, and received an outpouring of support and affection that confirmed it as one of the most loved venues in the world. Unsurprisingly, ground rental charges have risen to meet a challenging future – we can offer cheaper options if you wish - but the game has an undeniable resonance.