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      Trent Bridge is expected to be less than half full for its debut as the new home of English cricket’s traditional one-day final.<br>Around 4,000 of 17,000 tickets have been sold for the Royal London Cup showpiece on August 19, which has been shunted to a midweek slot due to the pre-eminence of the Hundred.<br>With the semi-finals of the competition not due to take place until 48 hours earlier, Nottinghamshire are not expecting a late surge in demand unless their own team progresses – the Outlaws are currently on course for the quarter-finals via a top-three finish in their group.<br> Trent Bridge is expected to be less than half full for the Royal London Cup final this month<br> The showpiece fixtures has been moved away from Lord’s and will now take place midweek<br> RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Joe Root admits ‘it was good to give us a chance’ after… The Hundred: David Willey puts on masterclass to guide… PAUL NEWMAN: Don’t try to fool us while trying to woo us… Jofra Archer ruled out of T20 World Cup AND The Ashes in…

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      The decision two years ago to take the final away from Lord’s was met with discontent from players and fans alike given the fixture’s prestige and long-standing in English summers.<br> <br /> The switch from Lord’s, which has hosted dozens of memorable domestic finals over the years, was meant to happen in 2020 but did not because 50-over cricket was not included in the truncated season’s schedule.  <br>However, it has now been sacrificed by the ECB – in line with a competition which is now viewed as a developmental environment for emerging youngsters – and switched to a floodlit contest with a 1pm start time.<br>The inaugural 100-ball final follows two days later.<br> The ECB have sacrificed it as they look to prioritise the inaugural Hundred competition instead<br> RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Joe Root admits ‘it was good to give us a chance’ after… The Hundred: David Willey puts on masterclass to guide… PAUL NEWMAN: Don’t try to fool us while trying to woo us… Jofra Archer ruled out of T20 World Cup AND The Ashes in…

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