Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the final of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand will be staged in a bio-secure bubble at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.
The ICC Board took the decision after discussing with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) where a range of options were considered to ensure the inaugural final could be staged safely with the potential impact of COVID-19 minimised for all involved
While considering the Hampshire Bowl for the big match, ICC considers ECB’s effort to stage a full summer of bio-safe international cricket in 2020. The venue provides world-class playing and training facilities, giving both teams the best possible environment in which to prepare.
Meanwhile, it is likely that a limited number of fans will be allowed into the Hampshire Bowl to watch the final.
Remember, New Zealand was the first team to make the ICC World Test Championship final and they were joined by India following their series win over England which concluded on Saturday.