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Exclusive: ICC Backup Plan, WTC Final Ind Vs Aus

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In anticipation of potential disturbances by activists from Just Stop Oil, the ICC has been building a backup surface at The Oval for the WTC (World Test Championship) final.

Exclusive Web Stories EWS:–The decision to prepare an additional pitch is being made to prepare for the worst-case situation, which starts on Wednesday, June 07 to 11.

Impact of the Protest on Other Games Events

Earlier this year, Just Stop Oil protestors disrupted sporting events around the UK, as part of a coalition of environmental organisations trying to raise public awareness of climate change.

The Premiership Rugby Union, World Snooker Championships, and Premier League Football have all been disrupted.

Recent Incidents

Last week, an activist blockade caused a slight delay for the England men’s team bus as it traveled to Lord’s for the one-off Test against Ireland.

The Just Stop Oil protesters caused delays for the Australia team bus on Monday morning as it was traveling to The Oval for practice.

ICC Revised Rules for the WTC

The ICC has revised the rules for the WTC final to include a provision that allows for the use of a different pitch if the current one is damaged or judged unsafe.

If the current pitch can be fixed, the game can resume from where it was halted as long as neither the surface nor the playing conditions are affected.

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The ICC has notified both sides of the development. “It’s something we got in the security briefing a couple of days ago,”

Australian skipper Pat Cummins said. “I’ve heard they’re aware of it and keeping an eye on it.” But that’s all we’ve heard thus far.

WTC Final Tickets Sell Out for All Five Days

WTC Final tickets have sold out for all five days (June 7-11). Both teams’ security has been enhanced.

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