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ICC Confirms Southampton As Venue For World Test Championship Final

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The World Test Championship title is likely to take place at Southampton’s Ages Bowl. Earlier, the venue was at the Lords. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed this. Further, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Vice President Rajiv Shukla briefed the media about this.

India will play their first World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The venue will take place at the Ages Bowl Stadium in Southampton. People can catch the action from 18 to 22 June. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had informed the media. In fact, earlier reports were coming that the WTC title match would place at the Lordson on June 18.

Corona restrictions have led to the last moment venue change. Rajiv Shukla, the BCCI vice-president briefed ANI on this.  

Ranking-wise, India is number 1 in the ICC World Test Championship table with 520 points (72.2%). At the same time, New Zealand with 420 points (70.0%) is in second place. Australia finished at number three with 332 points (69.2) and missed out on a place in the final.

Moreover, India qualified for the final by winning the fourth and last Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In this match, Team India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs. India managed to win the four-match Test series 3–1. The Indian team wouldn’t have qualified if this match turned out to be a draw.

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