The Oval and Lord’s grounds will host the World Test Championship (WTC) finals to be held in 2023 and 2025 respectively. The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of cricket, announced this on Wednesday. England were chosen to host the next two WTC Finals during the ICC Annual General Meeting in Birmingham in July.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardyce said in a statement: “We are delighted that next year’s ICC World Test Championship final will be hosted by The Oval and we will then host the 2025 final at Lord’s. ,
In this, he said, ‘Last year’s final between New Zealand and India in Southampton was quite entertaining and I am sure that fans around the world will be eagerly waiting for the next WTC final at ‘The Oval’.
The venues for both the 2023 and 2025 ICC World Test Championships have been announced, but the dates have not yet been confirmed. “We are very pleased that Lord’s will host the ICC World Test Championship in 2025,” said Gay Lavender, chief executive and secretary of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The second leg of the World Test Championship began on August 4 and will continue till March 31 next year. Australia and South Africa are currently leading the WTC table.