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06 April 2011 09:35
Andrew Strauss will lead England's bid for glory in the Cricket World Cup
English cricket fans planning trips to India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka to cheer on Andrew Strauss and the Ashes-winning side in the World Cup have been warned to take out valid travel insurance cover before they leave.
Members of the Barmy Army who intend to travel to watch England in the one -day international tournament have also been urged by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to make sure they have had the necessary injections, vaccinations or medicines to protect them against diseases such as malaria.
David Collier, chief executive of the ECB, said: "The safety of our fans is paramount and we urge everyone intending to travel to south Asia ... to visit the FCO website to get the latest travel advice."
The FCO has also advised supporters, who will be visiting the countries during the competition between February 19 and April 2, to avoid India's border with Pakistan, other than in Manipur and Wagah.
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
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24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.