Nottinghamshire have finalised their pre-season schedule and are planning an extensive list of friendlies as they prepare for their return to Division One of the LV County Championship.

With Trent Bridge out of bounds as the redevelopment work around the ground continues, Director of Cricket Mick Newell has arranged four matches on the road.

First up is a three-day match at Canterbury against Kent, starting on April 2, followed by a one-day game with Derbyshire on April 8.

Notts then head to Grace Road for a three-day fixture which begins on April 9, and they close with a one-day clash with Northamptonshire on April 12.

They then begin the first-class season at Canterbury once more, with the opening Championship match against Kent from April 16-19.