The third ODI between England and Pakistan will see around 19000 fans, including those under 16s, present in the stadium. The match will be played at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Cricket Ground, which has been confirmed as part of the UK Government’s Event Research Programme. As part of the study, Edgbaston will allow crowd up to its 80 percent capacity in the stadium bowl and hospitality lounges without social distancing.
People aged 11 or older will have to produce COVID-19 negative lateral Flow Test result or the proof of vaccination not earlier than 14 days before the game to secure entry.
“The recent Test match gave us a fantastic opportunity to build a new model for large-scale sporting events and I am 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,” Stuart Cain, Chief Executive at Edgbaston, in an official release said
Edgbaston successfully hosted the second Test between England and New Zealand earlier this month, with around 60,000 fans watching the game across four days. However, all the spectators were 16 or above. The ‘Men in Green’ will play three ODIs and as many T20Is on the tour. The first two ODIs will be played in Cardiff and London on 8th and 10th July respectively.