ICC World Test Championship: 4000 fans to be allowed to watch the final of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand.
ICC World Test Championship: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Hampshire County Club has decided to permit around 4,000 spectators to watch the marquee final of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
The UK has improved its covid-19 situation and the people have begun to lead a normal life. As per the reports, around 1500 people were allowed to watch the county championship game between Leicestershire and Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, which will also host the ICC WTC final.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) have scheduled the final between June 18-22 at Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Earlier, home of cricket, Lord’s was scheduled to host the final, but due to the better lodging facilities at Southampton, the venue was later replaced.
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“We’re staging a four-day county game from today and for the first time since September 2019 fans were allowed for a cricket match in England. The other county games of this round will begin tomorrow and those games too will see crowds,” Rod Bransgrove, the head of Hampshire County Club, told Cricbuzz on Wednesday.
Bransgrove informed they have taken the clearance from ICC and the ECB to accommodate around 4,000 fans for which the fans are eagerly waiting.
“I understand 50 percent of the permitted crowds will be taken by the ICC for its sponsors and other stakeholders and we will be selling the remaining 2000 tickets. We have already received more than double applications from the fans,” Bransgrove said.
The Indian contingent is currently undergoing their two weeks mandatory hard quarantine in Mumbai before boarding a flight to the UK.
Further, the team will have to go through another layer of protection, which is another quarantine of 10-days upon arriving in Southampton. It is learnt that the BCCI has negotiated with ECB and the head of Hampshire County Club to allow players to train during the quarantine period.
“We are waiting for the Indian team to complete their quarantine in India and arrive here. We are ready to host them,” Bransgrove said.
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