For the first time since September 2019, England will see a return of full capacity crowd on July 10 when the hosts take on Pakistan in the second One-day International at Lords.
Notably, Lord’s has been included in the Event Research Programme (ERP) of the UK government which is looking to open up sports venues to crowds after Covid-19.
Lord’s has a capacity of 30,000.
Earlier, it was announced that the third and final ODI between England and Pakistan on July 13 in Birmingham will be played in front of 80 per cent crowd capacity.
“Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has again been confirmed as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) and will operate at 80 per cent capacity for the Royal London International (ODI) between England and Pakistan,” a statement from Warwickshire County Cricket Club had said.
“Taking place on Tuesday 13 July, Edgbaston will be able to accommodate around 19,000 fans, including under 16s, in the stadium bowl and hospitality lounges without social distancing as part of the research study,” it had added.