The Hampshire Bowl in Southampton is set to host the World Test Championship Final in a  bio-secure environment ©Getty Images

The final of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is set to be staged under a bio-secure environment, taking into account COVID-19 counter measures for the event.

This event is scheduled to be held at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton in England from June 18 to 22.

It has been granted exemption by the United Kingdom Government as outlined in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021, which were released on May 17.

The regulations listed a series of sporting events that would be allowed to go ahead in England which includes the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) international fixtures.

In line with the UK Government and Public Health England's requirements, the Indian team have spent 14 days in a bio-secure location in India where regular testing took place, before arriving in the UK on June 3 via charter flight.

Before departing, Indian cricket players needed evidence of a negative polymerase chain reaction test.

They are currently self-isolating at an on-site hotel at the Hampshire Bowl in line with the rules.

India's cricket team is self-isolating ahead of the competition in just over a week ©Getty Images
India's cricket team is self-isolating ahead of the competition in just over a week ©Getty Images

Regular tests will be conducted during the period of isolation and players' activity will be allowed gradually after each round of negative testing - moving from exercise in isolation to small groups and then larger squad activity.

New Zealand's team were already in the UK ahead of their series against England and the team will transition from the ECB bio-secure environment to the World Test Championship Final bubble on Tuesday (June 15) and will be subject to regular testing prior to and after arriving in Southampton.

The first World Test Championship has been blighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the ICC to change the points system in the group stage.

India and New Zealand finished first and second ahead of Australia, England and Pakistan.