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ICC confident WTC final will go ahead as planned despite Britain adding India to travel 'red list'

  • Press Trust of India
  • April 20th, 2021
  • 9:18:59 IST

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.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo. Reuters

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo. Reuters

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.

Updated Date: April 20, 2021 09:18:59 IST

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