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19,000 fans to attend England-Pakistan ODI

Edgbaston Cricket Ground will be allowed to have 80 percent capacity crowd in the third England-Pakistan ODI on July 13.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club confirmed that 19,000 can attend the day-night clash. This will make the best-attended cricket match in the UK since pandemic began.

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Recently, Edgbaston was allowed 70 percent fans during the second England-New Zealand Test. Around 60,000 attended over the four days.

“It’s fantastic for sport in the West Midlands that so many cricket fans will be able to enjoy another blockbuster fixture in England versus Pakistan at Edgbaston,” Warwickshire CCC chief executive Stuart Cain said.

“The recent Test match gave us a fantastic opportunity to build a new model for large scale sporting events and I’m pleased to see elements of this first trial being carried forward for the Pakistan match.

“Technology played a big part in this and we will again focus on using this as a way of creating a safe environment whilst enhancing Edgbaston’s reputation as one of the best atmospheres in world cricket.”

As many as 25 percent (4,000 fans) crowd capacity was permitted in the ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.

England Men are currently playing Sri Lanka, with the T20Is done in Cardiff and Southampton and ODIs to be played across Durham, The Oval and Bristol.

Pakistan wil play the first two ODIs at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens and London’s Lord’s before the Edgbaston clash. The ODI series will be followed by Trent Bridge, Headingley and Old Trafford T20Is.

Trent Bridge, Lord’s, Headingley, The Oval and Old Trafford will host the five England-India Tests in August-September.

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