Lord’s to host ICC World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025
New Zealand are currently the defending champions of WTC.|
The International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced that the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground has been awarded the hosting rights of the World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025. The inaugural WTC final took place in Southampton, where New Zealand beat India to be crowned world champions.
The iconic Lord's Cricket Ground will be hosting the ICC World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025, the world cricket governing body confirmed the news on Tuesday. The venue's decision for the next two WTC finals was taken during the ongoing ICC Annual Conference in Birmingham.
The inaugural WTC final took place at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, where New Zealand were crowned champions after thrashing India by eight wickets.
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