Lords to Host WTC Final for 2023 and 2025
Test Championship is organized by ICC to bring Test cricket back to its old heritage. At the end of the first cycle, the second cycle began. The first round final was held in Southampton. This time ICC has decided the venue of the final of WTC – World Test Championship, Lords cricket ground to host the WTC final of 2023 and 2025.
The ICC Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Birmingham, England on Tuesday (July 26). After this meeting, the ICC announced the name of Lord’s as the venue of the second cycle in a notification.
Lord’s was also named as the venue for the ICC Test Championship. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the venue was moved from Lord’s to Southampton. New Zealand won the title by defeating India by 8 wickets in the rain interrupted match.
Like the first final, the responsibility of organizing the second and third finals also fell on the shoulders of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). However, this time Lord’s has been decided as the WTC venue for final match. Even though the venue has been finalized, the ICC has not yet confirmed when these two finals will be held.
The Future Tour Schedule (FTP) was also passed at the ICC AGM, apart from the host of the Women’s Cricket World Cup and the venue for the Test Championship. ICC has announced that FTP will be released soon.