ICC confirmed, now World Test Championship will be held in Southampton in place of Lord’s


Dubai: The ICC made a formal announcement that the final of the first World Test Championship between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) between 18 and 22 June in Southampton, Hampshire Bowl Bowl) to be played in the bio bubble.

Earlier the final was expected to be held at Lord’s but the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) minimized the threat of Kovid-19 (COVID-19) to ensure its safe event. Decided to change the venue.

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The ICC said in a statement, ‘In selecting Hampshire Bowl, the ICC used the experience of the ECB to organize international cricket in the bio bubble in the summer of 2020. This venue provides the world class facility of sports and practice and here both teams will get the best atmosphere for the preparation.

The ICC said, “If the British government advances the Kovid-19 lockdown, as per earlier plans, then a limited number of spectators can be allowed to watch the finals at the Hampshire Bowl.” New Zealand qualifier for the final Was the first team. India made it to the finals on 6 March.


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