Thursday, September 22, 2022

ICC: The Oval and Lord's will host the 2023 and 2025 World Test Championship Finals

The Oval, Lord's to host World Test Championship Finals in 2023, 2025: ICC

 DUBAI: The Oval and the notable Ruler's will have the World Test Title (WTC) Last in 2023 and 2025 separately, the game's administering body ICC said on Wednesday.

Britain were distinguished as the hosts for the following two WTC Finals during the ICC Yearly Regular gathering in Birmingham in July.

"We are happy to have the following year's ICC World Test Title Last at The Oval which has such a rich heritage and an astounding environment, which is great for a particularly significant installation on the schedule," ICC CEO Geoff Allardice said in a proclamation.

"Following that we will then, at that point, take the 2025 Last to Master's which will give a fitting scenery to a definitive Test.

"Last year's last between New Zealand and India in Southampton was a charming experience and I'm certain fans the world over would be anticipating the following WTC last at The Oval."

While the scenes have been reported, the dates for both the 2023 and 2025 ICC World Test Title Finals has not been affirmed at this point.

Steve Elworthy, Chief of Surrey Region Cricket Club, the caretakers of The Oval, said they are regarded to have the marque match.

"It's a genuine honor that The Oval has been chosen to have the last of the World Test Title. To have the two best groups on the planet playing here in south London will be a phenomenal event.

"One year from now vows to be a magnificent summer of cricket at The Oval and this match will be a splendid piece of it," he said.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) CEO and secretary Fellow Lavender, added: "We are more than happy that Master's will have the ICC World Test Title Last in 2025. It is fabulous news that the ICC has selected to have the following two finals in London, with the two grounds giving fitting scenes to the perfection of the title."

The second version of the World Test Title started on August 4 and is booked to complete on Walk 31 one year from now. Australia and South Africa are right now driving the WTC standings.

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