BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly has put the ambiguity around the venue of the World Test Championship to rest as he has confirmed that the clash will no take place at the Lord’s Stadium.
Team India will face New Zealand after beating England in the fourth Test match. The current cycle as the table topper with 520 points out of 720 contested, with a 72.2 percentage of points (PCT).
While there was speculation of the finals moving to second place as many suggested that Lord’s was also not a confirmed venue.
BCCI President Ganguly stated that the Aegis Bowl in Southampton will actulaly have a World Test Championship final.
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In a media interview with a channel, Ganguly stated, “Yes, it is in Southampton. It was decided a long time ago. Due to COVID and they have the hotel absolutely close. [in Southampton]. When England started playing again after COVID, they had a lot of matches in Southampton. “
England played most of their home season in Southampton as well as the Old Trafford in Manchester when they resumed hosting the games after the COVID-19 induced delay.
While New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the inaugural WTC final after the postponement of Australia’s three-match Test series against South Africa. India still needed to win at least two games and not lose more than one to qualify and they won the remaining three after losing the first one.
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