- The 2023 ICC World Test Championship Final will be played at The Oval in London.
- The 2025 edition will take place at Lord’s. ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice
- He was “delighted” to confirm two legendary venues for upcoming two seasons.
ICC (International Cricket Council) announced on Wednesday that the 2023 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final.
Will be played at The Oval in London, with the 2025 edition taking place at Lord’s.
Geoff Allardice, chief executive of the ICC, expressed his happiness at the confirmation of two legendary venues for the upcoming two seasons.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “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.”
The World Test Championship final being held at The Oval is a true honour, according to Surrey County Cricket Club CEO Steve Elworthy. It will be an amazing event to watch the two greatest teams in the world compete here in south London.
“Next year promises to be a superb summer of cricket at The Oval and this match will be a brilliant part of it.”
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Chief Executive and Secretary Guy Lavender said: “We are delighted that Lord’s will be hosting the ICC World Test Championship Final in 2025. It is fantastic news that the ICC has opted to host the next two finals in London, with both grounds providing fitting venues for the culmination of the championship.”
The ICC World Test Championship Finals dates for 2023 and 2025 will be announced soon.
The next two WTC Finals will be held in England, it was announced at the ICC Annual General Meeting in Birmingham in July.