General view of The Oval in London.© Twitter
The final of the 2021-23 World Test Championship will be played at the Oval in London, the International Cricket Council said in a release on Wednesday. the ICC also confirmed that the iconic Lord’s in London will host the 2023-25 cycle final. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed today that the 2023 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final will be played at The Oval in London and the 2025 edition will take place at Lord’s,” the statement said.
“We are delighted to host next year’s ICC World Test Championship final at The Oval, which has such a rich legacy and great atmosphere, which is ideal for such an important match on the calendar,” said ICC chief Geoff Allardice.
“After that, we will bring the 2025 final to Lord’s, which will provide a fitting backdrop for the ultimate test.”
The inaugural edition of the World Test Championship saw the final to be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton in 2021, after initially being played at Lord’s.
“Last year’s New Zealand-India final in Southampton was an exciting meeting and I’m sure fans around the world are looking forward to the next WTC final at The Oval. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to thank the England and Wales Cricket Board , Surrey County Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club for their support,” said Allardice.
New Zealand defeated India and was crowned the first test world champion in 2021.
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