The government of the United Kingdom has announced that eighty percent crowd capacity will be allowed for the third ODI between Pakistan and England at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The final fixture of the three-match ODI series will be played on 13 July.
Earlier this month, Edgbaston hosted the second Test between England and New Zealand with seventy percent crowd capacity. The UK government has decided to increase the capacity after an improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the country.
According to details, Edgbaston will be allowed to accommodate approximately 19,000 spectators without any social distancing protocols.
Chief Executive of Warwickshire, Stuart Cain, said that the recent Test match between England and New Zealand paved the way to accommodate more spectators, and it has provided them with a perfect opportunity to build on their good work.
The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and England is scheduled to start from 8 July, with the first match set to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales. The second ODI will be played on 10 July at Lord’s, London.
Pakistan cricket team has already arrived in England, and after spending their first three days in quarantine at a hotel in Derby, they took part in their first training session on Monday. The team will travel to Cardiff on 6 July.