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What to Watch

Here we have put together a list of the sport related TV programmes that are due to air this week that we think will be worth a watch. Apart from the obvious cricket, rugby and football that are all over the schedules at the moment, there are a few other shows that you might not want to miss. So, set your TV to record and watch at your leisure

Billie Jean King: Born to Lead
BBC News Channel, 8:30pm, Sat 9 Feb 2019
In a frank interview with BBC’s Sue Barker, Billie Jean King talks about her sexuality, life as an activist and advocate for gender equality, LGBT rights and social justice.

ITV4, 11:15pm, Sun 10 Feb 2019 & 11:20pm, Fri 15 Feb 2019
Documentary about the life of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, examining his achievements on the track over a 10-year period that saw him crowned world champion three times, until his death in a crash during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Featuring rare footage from the F1 archives and contributions from fellow racing stars including Alain Prost and Jackie Stewart

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Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka

In November 2018, our experienced Tour Manager Derek Myers, guided a group of cricket enthusiasts around Sri Lanka, following the England team in their three match test series. They were privileged to see England claim a 3-0 whitewash, winning the games by 211, 57 and 42 runs respectively.

There was a mix-up with accommodation before the tour started, with someone at the Sri Lanka Cricket Board forgetting to book hotel rooms for the players and staff. But Derek was already there and managed to ensure that those travelling with Sport Links Travel weren’t moved into accommodation miles from the ground.

As well as the cricket, guests were treated to delicious meals, excursions and trips to the beach, during their month long stay on this most beautiful of island countries.

Here are some of the photo’s taken during the time in Sri Lanka, to tempt you into joining one of our future tours following the England Cricket Team.

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Our group and others having their photograph taken with the England team on the pitch in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Sport Links Travel guests having lunch in the hospitality suite at the stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Enjoying a drink on the terrace of a restaurant in downtown Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Relaxing with impromptu drinks on the beach in Weligama, Sri Lanka.

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Derek Myers, standing on a traditional Sri Lankan fishing pole on Weligama Beach.

Six Nations 2018 France vs Ireland

Staying at the lovely Les Jardins du Marais located in the historic district of Les Marais, we had a great time exploring this interesting area with it’s medieval feel, traditional bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Along with our fellow rugby fans we took the user friendly Paris Metro to the Stade De France to watch Ireland take on France in the Six Nations 2018. From our perfectly placed seats, we watched an arm wrestle of a first half, followed by a second half which provided all the thrills of Six Nations rugby. Following a staggering 41 phases of rugby (in wet conditions), Mr Sexton kicked a stunning drop goal to the amazement of the Irish fans (and to the disbelief of the French) to win the match in spectacular fashion. After heading back to Les Marias district, we swapped cheery conversations with friendly French supporters in a cosy local bar that served an agreeable bottle of vin rouge!

Paula and party

Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool Draw

On 10 May 2017 the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw took place at Kyoto’s State Guest House.  To mark the occasion, Embassy of Japan in the UK held a promotional event with guests including the Japanese Ambassador and welsh rugby star Shane Williams who spent 3 years in Japan playing rugby.

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Test Series Australian Cricket Tour in March

Our latest cricket tour featured India take on Australia in the final Test match of the Series at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. This scenic cricket ground is at an altitude of 1,457 m above the sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan mountains in the background. Our clients  stayed at the Fortune Moksha Hotel, located on Strawberry Hills offering beautiful views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountain range.

‘I have just about recovered from jetlag with tremendously positive memories of our tour.   The flights to Dharamshala were excellent accompanied by Australian supporters and Indian commentators.  If anything, the transfer service there was the best of the trip.  I personally loved the hotel there.  The location was stunning, the food outstanding, the room well above average and the service all I could have asked for.  I would go back there any day.  The beautiful cricket ground was certainly worth travelling for.  The Dubai airport hotel was well up to standard and they escorted us to the gate in the morning. If our Australia trip is nearly as good, I shall be well pleased.” Fred and Barbara