Dubai: The ICC has officially announced that the final of the first World Test Championship between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) between June 18 and 22 in Southampton, Hampshire Bowl Bowl) will be played in the bio bubble.
Previously, the final was scheduled to be held at Lord’s, but the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB) downplayed the threat from Kovid-19 (COVID-19) to keep the event safe .
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The ICC said in a statement: ‘In selecting the Hampshire Bowl, the ICC used the ECB’s experience of organizing international cricket in the organic bubble in the summer of 2020. This venue offers a facility of world class for sport and practice and here both teams will have the best atmosphere for preparation.
The ICC said: “If the UK government advances the lockdown of the Kovid-19, as previously planned, then a limited number of spectators may be allowed to watch the finals at the Hampshire Bowl.” It was the first team. India qualified for the final on March 6.