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Sourav Ganguly confirms World Test Championship 2021 Final between India and New Zealand in Southampton, not Lord’s

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Monday confirmed that the ICC World Test Championship final, which was originally scheduled to be held at Lord’s in London, would be held in Southampton. He also confirmed that the WTC final between India and New Zealand will be played on June 18, after the completion of the Indian Premier League.

While there have been speculations about the change in venue, the ICC is yet to confirm the move to Southampton but the BCCI President is certain about the new venue for the mega event.

Ganguly told the media that India is looking forward to attend the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. Showering praise on first time introduced World Test Championship, he said every trophy has its own value. The 50-over World Cup is an amazing spectacle while WTC was a bit complicated this time because of the pandemic.

He said India is looking forward to the WTC final and hope to get past New Zealand. Congratulating Rahane, Kohli, everyone involved in winning against Australia and England, he said that the way Pant won India the Brisbane game was excellent.

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A comprehensive 3-1 Test series victory over England has confirmed India’s spot in the WTC final. At the start of this Test series, both India and England were in with a shot of making the final. They both needed to win the series to cross Australia’s points percentage of 69.17. From India’s point of view, a win by at least a 2-1 margin was good enough.

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