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Is there a reserve day for the WTC Final 2023?

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Cricket News: Is there a reserve day for the WTC Final 2023? | Details on whether there is a reserve day for the World Test Championship Final

The 2023 World Test Championship (WTC) Final will have a reserve day on June 12 should weather play spoilsport at The Oval. This comes as welcome news given England’s history of rain-affected days, with the 2021 Final between New Zealand and India going into a sixth day after no play was possible on days one and four.

Conditions in London in the lead up to the WTC 2023 Final, which kicks off on Wednesday June 7, looks promising. Mostly sunny weather is forecast in the week leading into the big match, with temperatures hovering around the 20-degree mark.

Wasim Khan, ICC general manager of cricket, said “we hope the weather stays clear so we can get the full amount of cricket, though we have a reserve day to make up for lost time.”

Reserve day confirmed for WTC Final where first four days are sold out

Khan was asked why England was chosen again for the final after hosting a rain-interrupted final in 2019. He said the schedule of the WTC cycle makes England the optimal choice given the time of year.

“The way the WTC cycle is set up, we are playing in the northern hemisphere summer,” he said. “We look for diverse venues, currently as it stands within England. Lord’s was considered, but decision was made on The Oval for this edition.”

“we hope the weather stays clear so we can get the full amount of cricket, though we have a reserve day to make up for lost time.”

Wasim Khan, ICC general manager of cricket

The first four days of the WTC Final are sold out. If conditions are kind, we could be in for an enthralling contest between two countries who have battled out some of the most memorable Tests in recent years.

“We are expecting full crowds for each of at least the first four days. We know we are heading in the right direction,” said Khan.

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