Eighty percent crowd capacity was allowed for the third one-day international between England and Pakistan in Edgbaston next month as part of the UK Government’s Event Research Program (ERP).
The match, which is the last match of a three-match ODI series between the two sides, will be played on July 13th.
Edgbaston will be able to accommodate approximately 19,000 fans, including those under 16, “as part of the research study in the stadium and hospitality facilities without social distance.”
“It’s fantastic for the sport in the West Midlands that so many cricket fans will still be able to enjoy a trailer in England against Pakistan at Edgbaston,” said Warwickshire chief executive Stuart Cain.
Earlier this month, there were 70 percent crowds (about 60,000 spectators) in Edgbaston second Test between England and New Zealand.
‘The recent Test match gave us a fantastic opportunity to build a new model for large-scale sporting events, and I am delighted that the elements of this first trial for the Pakistan match are being conveyed.
“Technology has played a big role in this and we will again focus on using it as a way to create a safe environment while enhancing Edgbaston’s reputation as one of the best atmospheres in world cricket,” Cain added. .
All participants older than 11 years will be required to show a negative result of the lateral flow test or proof of two vaccinations at least 14 days before the match to gain access.