The third ODI between England & Pakistan at Edgbaston stadium will be allowed an 80% capacity crowd. This step was taken as per the UK government’s latest scheme directed towards the return of full stadiums.
The third ODI between England & Pakistan on July 13 will be a day & night contest & is set to be held in front of 19,000 spectators. This would make the 3rd ODI, the best attended cricket match in the UK since the start of the pandemic. The decision of allowing spectators was taken after successfully hosting a 70% capacity crowd at Edgbaston for the England vs New Zealand second test. Around 60,000 fans were present over four days of the second test.
“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,” Stuart Cain, Warwickshire’s chief executive 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.”
However, last week a large-scale pitch invasion occurred at the end of the Birmingham Bear vs Derbyshire clash in the T20 Vitality Blast. Cain termed that incident as disgraceful & added that the club will impose a life-long ban on the individuals responsible for the incident.
Meanwhile, the crowd to get entry for the Pakistan vs. England 3rd ODI match will have to show a negative COVID-19 test report or proof of two vaccinations dose taken at least 14 days prior to the match. Any person who has bought the tickets but no longer wants to attend the match can request a refund via an online form at the Club’s official website. But all refund requests must be made before the deadline of 4 pm on July 1.
Pakistan ODI Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Qadir
Pakistan T20I Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan and Usman Qadir.
England squads – Not announced yet
ENG vs PAK full Schedule
|July 8||1st ODI||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|July 10||2nd ODI||Lord’s, London|
|July 13||3rd ODI||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|July 16||1st T20I||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|July 18||2nd T20I||Headingley, Leeds|
|July 20||3rd T20I||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester|
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