According to reports , World Cup 2023 final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat next year. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be the 13th edition of the 50-over tournament as India is gearing up to host the quadrennial tournament for the fourth time in its history.
As reported by the Indian Express, the Narendra Modi stadium is the frontrunner to host the coveted clash next year. The stadium in Ahemdabad is also the largest cricket stadium in the world, with a capacity of more than 1 Lakh people.
The ICC event will see 10 teams compete against each other once in the round-robin stage. A victory earns the winning side two points in every match, while a no-result match means the side shares a point each. The top four teams at the end of the round-robin stage will qualify for the semi-finals, followed by a summit clash.
Earlier in the day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed that the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad achieved a major milestone and registered itself in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The stadium in Gujarat has now become the stadium with the highest gathering of spectators ever recorded for a T20 game. The feat was achieved during the final match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022 at Narendra Modi Stadium.
According to BCCI, the final clash witnessed a massive attendance of 101,566 people. “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,” tweeted the apex cricket body,” tweeted BCCI.
Notably, the Narendra Modi Stadium in India is akin to Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in terms of capacity. The stadiums also share the same designer – renowned Australian architect firm Populous with Larsen and Toubro (L&T) building the stadium.
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 pic.twitter.com/PPhalj4yjI— BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2022