Cricket fans in England could try international cricket at the stadium during June. Recent reports suggest that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) could attract 4,000 fans for the World Trials Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl.
Since the Covid-19 situation has been controlled to some extent in the UK, the government has also relaxed the Covid-19 rules for the public. Subsequently, in the match between Leicestershire and Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, 1500 spectators were allowed to watch the County Championship match. This has further increased the chances of the crowd building for the WTC final test match.
Hampshire County Club Director Rod Bransgrove, commenting on hosting the first open house since 2019 in the country, said: “We are hosting a four-day county game starting today and for the first time since September 2019, fans were able to take part in a cricket match in England. The other county games in this round will start tomorrow and those games will also see crowds. “
Bransgrove further stated that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will allow an audience of around 4,000 fans to attend the long-awaited final from inside the stadium.
Earlier this week, fans returned to various football stadiums in the UK. The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium also had spectators. Considering the successful comeback of football fans, the ECB would not hesitate to bring supporters for the WTC final. After the WTC final, ECB It could also bring in fans for the five-game test series against India if the covid situation in the country remains under control.
Virat Kohli and his men will undergo strict isolation for 10 days after completing the quarantine in India before leaving on June 2. Indian players are expected to be able to train during their quarantine period. The WTC final starts June 18-22.