The Board of Control for Cricket in India has set a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance in a T20 match, the Indian cricket board informed on Sunday. The Indian Premier League 2022 Final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29, was attended by 101,566 people, setting a new world record.
"Extremely delighted and 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 GCA Motera's magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on May 29, 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible!" BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted.
Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titan defeated Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling final at Narendra Modi stadium in Gujarat. Earlier, BCCI etched its name in history by creating the largest jersey, which was revealed ahead of the final match in IPL 2022.
Then BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel accepted the honour during the closing ceremony. The jersey was number 15, representing the 15th edition of the tournament and also had the logo of the ten teams featured in the cash-rich league.
Meanwhile, mini auctions for IPL 2023 are all set to take place next month in Kochi. Ten franchises have already submitted the list of their retained and released players. Source-based reports hinted that December 25 is the last date for players to register for the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Meanwhile, BCCI has confirmed that the 16th season will be conducted in a home-and-away format. According to a report published in InsideSports, December 15 has been set as the player registration deadline.
"We expect some top players to enroll. As for the auction date, December 23 is the set a date for now. We are discussing some franchises' requests to advance the date. However, there are other factors involved. Only after deliberation with all the stakeholders, we all come to a decision," a BCCI source said.