ICC WTC final tickets sale: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday began the ticket sale for the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. Fans can now buy the tickets online for the inaugural showdown which is scheduled from June 18 to 22.
However, it is worth noting that due to COVID-19, there will be limited tickets available for purchase. The international body had announced that limited-crowd will be allowed in the stadium to minimise coronavirus impact.
“The decision, taken by the ICC Board follows a recommendation from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to ensure the inaugural final can be contested safely and securely regardless of the COVID-19 situation in the UK.
Should the UK government’s phased easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures proceed as planned, it is anticipated that a limited number of fans will be allowed in the stadium,” ICC’s press release said.
ICC WTC final ticket sale: How to buy World Test Championship tickets?
Step 1: Visit ICC’s official website.
Step 2: Visit ICC World Test Championship section.
Step 3: Click on ‘Tickets’ section.
Step 4: You will be asked to enter important details like Email, Name, Date of Birth, and Favourite Team, etc.
Once you complete these steps, ICC will send a message saying that it will get in touch with the you ‘shortly’. “Thank you for registering your interest in tickets for the ICC World Test Championship Finals 2021. We will be in touch with more information shortly.”
Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager, Cricket said: “The ICC World Test Championship final is the pinnacle event in the Test calendar and is intended to be a week-long celebration of the oldest form of the game. A format that is rooted in tradition and features the best that the game has to offer. I would also like to congratulate both India and New Zealand for becoming part of history by reaching the first final.
“We are confident that in selecting the Hampshire Bowl, we have given ourselves the best possible chance to successfully deliver the final whilst keeping everyone involved safe and healthy and giving fans the opportunity to watch the two best Test teams in the world go head-to-head for the right to call themselves the ICC World Test Champions.
“I would like to thank the ECB for their guidance and advice to enable us to make this decision, which gives us the best possible opportunity to deliver a safe and successful World Test Championship Final.”