The Oval and Lord’s will host the ICC World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025, respectively
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today that the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023 would be held at The Oval in London, with the 2025 edition set to be held at Lord’s.
Geoff Allardice, Chief Executive Officer of the ICC, expressed his delight at the confirmation of two historic sites for the next two cycles.
“We are delighted to be hosting next year’s ICC World Test Championship Final at The Oval which has such a rich legacy and an amazing atmosphere, which is ideal for such an important fixture on the calendar. Following that we will then take the 2025 Final to Lord’s which will provide a fitting backdrop to the ultimate Test. Last year’s final between New Zealand and India in Southampton was an engrossing encounter and I am sure fans the world over would be looking forward to the next WTC final at The Oval. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to thank the England and Wales Cricket Board, Surrey County Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club for their support.” Geoff Allardice said.
The dates for the ICC World Test Championship Finals in 2023 and 2025 will be announced in due time.
During the ICC Annual General Meeting in Birmingham in July, England was selected to host the next two WTC Finals.