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Edgbaston to host England-Pakistan ODI with 80 percent capacity





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The third One-Day International (ODI) between England and Pakistan at Edgbaston next month has been allocated a crowd capacity of 80% as part of the UK Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP).

Edgbaston will be able to accommodate around 19,000 fans, including spectators under 16, in the stadium bowl and hospitality lounges without social distancing as part of the research study. 

"It is fantastic for sport in the West Midlands that so many cricket fans will be able to enjoy another blockbuster fixture in England versus Pakistan at Edgbaston." Chief Executive at Edgbaston, Cain, said in an official release.

Earlier this month, 70% capacity crowds (around 60,000 spectators) were permitted at Edgbaston for the 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 pleased to see elements of this first trial being carried forward for the Pakistan match. Technology played a big part in this and we will again focus on using this as a way of creating a safe environment whilst enhancing Edgbaston''s reputation as one of the best atmospheres in world cricket," he added.

To get entry, all spectators must present a negative COVID Test result, which is required for anybody aged 11 and up, or proof of two vaccinations (first and second dosage) received at least 14 days before to the event.