The second Test between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston will attract 18,000 spectators on each of the first three days, raising chances of a sizable attendance for the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand.
The United Kingdom government has designated the Edgbaston Test as a pilot event.
“The LV=Insurance Test match at Edgbaston has been designated as the pilot event. Each day, we will be able to accommodate around 18,000 spectators. The following measures will be communicated to ticket holders through email “On Wednesday afternoon, the Edgbaston cricket field management tweeted.
The 18,000 supporters account for 70% of the ground’s capacity.
Spectators interested in attending the game will be contacted through email and requested to complete the following procedures.
There have been been discussions about having 4,000 spectators for the WTC final in Southampton, which starts four days after the Edgbaston Test concludes on June 10-14.
The first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, scheduled for June 2–6, will draw an attendance of 25% of capacity.
“According to the UK Government’s strategy for reducing Covid-related restrictions in England, the Test match between England and New Zealand on 2-6 June will be played at a 25% lower capacity. If you have bought a ticket to this match, you will get a refund automatically “Lord’s cricket ground management said in a statement.