Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday said the World Test Championship final, to be contested between India and New Zealand in Southampton from 18 June, will go ahead as planned after Britain added India to travel "red list" after COVID-19 caseload surge.
India entering the "red list" effectively bans all travel from the country and makes a 10-day hotel quarantine compulsory for UK residents arriving back home.
However, the ICC expressed confidence in staging the WTC final in a bio-secure environment.
"The ECB and other members have demonstrated how we can stage international cricket safely in the middle of a pandemic and we are confident that we can continue to do that and that the WTC Final will go ahead as planned in June in the UK," said the ICC in a statement.
"We are currently discussing with the UK Government the impact of countries being on the red list'," it added.
The Indian women's cricket team is also scheduled to tour UK in June. The men's team is also to play five Tests in England starting 4 August.
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The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from 18-22 June before taking on England in a five-Test series.
The 35-year-old will call time on a career of 73 Tests and 28 one-day internationals following a two-match Test series against England and the inaugural WTC final at Hampshire's Southampton headquarters.
Kaneria, who represented English county side Essex, said that the conditions in England is conducive for leg-break bowlers.