ICC confident to host World Test Championship final on time


DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has consulted United Kingdom (UK) government in connection with hosting World Test Championship final as scheduled. 

India and New Zealand will lock horns in the ICC World Test Championship final, penciled in from July 18-22 in Southampton.

Following the prevailing COVID-19 virus in India, UK put the country on its red-list for travelling. Due to the latest development, ICC worries about the upcoming final of the inaugural World Test Championship.

“We are currently discussing with the UK Government the impact of countries being on the ‘red list’,” ICC released a statement.

“The ECB and other Members have demonstrated how we can stage international cricket safely in the middle of a pandemic, and we are confident that we can continue to do that and that the World Test Championship Final will go ahead as planned in June in the UK,” the statement added.

It must be noted here that New Zealand and India finished at the top of the World Test Championship’s leader’s table.

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