India Receives Guinness World Record for Largest Attendance In A T20 Match

Jay Shah
Jay Shah

The BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced that India has been awarded the “Guinness World Record” for the largest attendance in a T20 match ever.

Guinness World Record for Largest Attendance In A T20 Match

India achieved this feat during the IPL 2022 final where Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals lock horns at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat.

“A proud moment for everyone as India creates the Guinness World Record. This one is for all our fans for their unmatched passion and unwavering support. Congratulations to @GCAMotera and @IPL”, a tweet from BCCI read.

Jay Shah also took to Twitter and wrote: “Extremely delighted & proud to receive the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a T20 match when 101,566 people witnessed the epic @IPL final at @GCAMotera’s magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on 29 May 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible!”

Earlier known as Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Stadium, Motera the stadium has a capacity of 110,000 which is nearly 10,000 more than Melbourne Cricket Ground with an official capacity of 100,024.

As of 2022, it is the largest stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators. Apart from cricket, the stadium has hosted several programs arranged by the Government of Gujarat. It has hosted matches during 1987, 1996, and 2011 Cricket World Cups

Narendra Modi Stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium

On 24 February 2021, the stadium was renamed as the Narendra Modi Stadium by the Gujarat Cricket Association after the current Prime Minister of India. Narendra Modi, a Gujarat native was the president of the Gujarat Cricket Association (2009–2014) and the chief minister of the state from 2001 – 2014.

It hosted its first-ever pink ball test match on 24 February 2021 between India and England.