Published:22 April 2021
Despite the worsening Covid-19 situation, especially in India, the International Cricket Council said that it is confident in hosting the World Test Championship final as planned. The inaugural Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18-22.
The United Kingdom added India to its travel 'red list' on Monday, prohibiting arrivals from the Asian nation due to a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, the ICC is optimistic that the event will go off without a hitch. They are currently debating the influence of countries on the 'red list' with the UK government.
The ECB and other Members have shown that they can safely stage international cricket amid a pandemic, and they are sure that they can continue to do so, with the World Test Championship Final taking place in the UK in June as scheduled.
On the UK's blacklist, Pakistan is set to tour England in July for a one-day international and Twenty20 series.
Since all players adhered to strict bio-security protocols, including lengthy quarantine periods, England completed their entire home schedule in 2020, hosting matches against the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland, and Australia.