The Oval and Lord’s to host WTC finals in 2023, 2025

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023 will be played at The Oval in London with the 2025 edition to take place at Lord’s.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said he was pleased to confirm two iconic venues for the next two cycles.

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 dates for both the 2023 and 2025 ICC World Test Championship Finals will be confirmed in due course. 

England had been identified as the hosts for the next two WTC Finals during the ICC Annual General Meeting in Birmingham in July. 

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