Pakistan vs England 2021: Lord’s to be Played in Front of a Full House

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that Lord's Cricket Ground will be the second ODI to be played by a full capacity crowd between Pakistan and England. On the 13th of July, the third and final ODI of the series will take place.

The national side of England is playing in front of a full house for the first time since September 2019.


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After the event was part of the UK Government's Event Research Program (ERP) the decision was taken to allow the full capacity crowd for the second ODI.

The ERP was designed by the UK government to work towards a safe removal of the relevant COVID-19 restrictions. The third ODI, scheduled for 13 July at Edgbaston, between Pakistan and England, maybe played before an 80 percent capacity crowd in accordance with the ERP.


The UK government recently eased the restrictions since in the last few months the COVID-19 situation in the country has improved. The crowd was allowed to attend sports events such as the England and New Zealand Test Cricket Series, Euro 2020, and Wimbledon.

The first cricket event to take place before crowds were the test series between England and New Zealand, which allowed only 20-25% of the total capacity.

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