English Premier League football club Queens Park Rangers will visit Malaysia and Indonesia next month in their first pre-season Asia tour, sponsor AirAsia has announced.

QPR will play friendlies against local teams in Malaysia’s Sabah state on Borneo island on July 17 and in its capital Kuala Lumpur on July 20, the airline said in a statement late Friday.

This will be followed by a match against a local team in Indonesia’s Surabaya on July 23, the kit sponsor and club partner said.

QPR chief executive Philip Beard said the team hoped the tour was “the first of many more opportunities”.

“This is a massive step for QPR to come and play in Asia… Everyone at the club is extremely excited by the tour, and we hope it allows as many of our fans as possible in Asia to watch the team in action,” he said.

Original news by AFP. Edited by Sarawak Bloggers News team