To most cricket supporters, the idea of spending a week or 10 days stuck in a comfortable hotel room having three good quality meals delivered each day and a reliable Wi-Fi connection might not sound too bad. Throw in a decent view and a comfortable bed, it could pass for a holiday, or at least a relaxing break.

As a one-off, and as a choice, it might have something going for it. I know a professional cricketer who once booked himself a winter “weekend special” in a hotel his team used regularly during the season because he “always wondered what it would be like to stay there without worrying about the next morning”...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now