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Applications for tickets for the second LV= Insurance men’s Test match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston have reached 100,000 in the ballot process, which the Birmingham venue launched just two weeks ago.

England’s Test with the world’s number one ranked team, and qualifiers for the ICC World Test Championship final, gets underway on Thursday 10 June and fans have until 5pm on Thursday 11 February to enter the Ballot to be in with a chance of securing tickets.

Alex Perkins, Head of Commercial at Edgbaston Stadium, said: “Ticket applications for the upcoming Test match between England and New Zealand are 80 per cent up compared with the ballot for the planned 2020 Test match between England and West Indies.

“It’s fantastic to see such a great reaction to Edgbaston hosting another Test match, and to see such high public confidence in the return to live sporting events.

“By being part of the Government’s spectator pilot programme last summer, we are acutely aware of the challenges that are presented with in the current climate. But we are committed to working closely with the appropriate local authorities and to taking all necessary measures to provide the safest environment possible.”

Successful ticket ballot applicants will be notified on Monday 15 February and will have between 10am on Tuesday 16 and midnight on Wednesday 17 February to complete their purchase.

Any remaining tickets will subsequently be released on general sale on Monday 22 February.

Since the fixture was announced, priority ticket windows have opened for 2021 Warwickshire Members and for purchasers from Edgbaston’s Major Match programme of cricket in 2020 who chose to receive a ticket credit, as opposed to a refund.

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Edgbaston will host the first LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes Test Match against Australia from Friday 16 to Tuesday 20 June and a Women’s Ashes IT20 on Saturday 1 July.

Our Major Match programme will also include a Men’s Vitality IT20 against New Zealand on Sunday 3 September and Vitality Blast Finals Day.

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