The third and final ODI between England and Pakistan on July 13 will be played in front of an 80 percent crowd capacity, as the country appears to be opening sports venues following a blockade forced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham has been reaffirmed as part of the government’s Event Research Program (ERP) and will operate with 80 per cent capacity for the Royal London International (ODI) between England and Pakistan,” the cricket club said in a statement. Warwickshire County.
“Held on Tuesday, July 13, Edgbaston will be able to accommodate about 19,000 fans, including under the age of 16, in the stadium cup and hospitality halls without social distancing as part of the research study,” it added.
Anyone over the age of 11 who comes for the match will need to show a negative COVID side-flow test or proof of two vaccinations (first and second dose) at least 14 days before the device to enter.
The announcement comes as a result of Edgbaston’s successful host of the second test between England and New Zealand this month. About 60,000 spectators (70 percent capacity) visited the venue during the test in four days.
“The recent test match gave us a fantastic opportunity to build a new model for large-scale sporting events, and I’m pleased that elements of this first test are being carried over to the match in Pakistan,” said Stuart Kane, Edgbaston’s chief executive.
“Technology has played a big role in this and we will once again focus on using it as a way to create a safe environment, while enhancing Edgebaston’s reputation as one of the best atmospheres in world cricket,” he added.
Pakistan is on a limited tour of England.