Trending talk: Indian cricket board BCCI makes history...Here's why it has won Guinness World Record!

In what has become a remarkable feat, India's premier cricket administrator, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has set a new history after being conferred with a Guinness World Record. The first-of-its-kind development has drawn nationwide attention and the fans, fraternities, and the players are extending their wishes to the BCCI for receiving the honor. 

On Sunday, the BCCI announced that India has been honored with the Guinness World Record for hosting the largest number of spectators in a T20 match ever. The IPL 2022 final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals was hosted by Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Interestingly, Narendra Modi stadium is the world's largest cricket stadium on the scale of occupancy. 

The final was held on May 29, 2022, and the stadium had seen the presence of 101,566 people, setting a new record. Now, honoring the huge attendance, the  Guinness World Record has handover the certification to the BCCI. On Sunday, the BCCI took to social media and shared a picture in which the body's secretary Jay Shah was seen receiving the certificate.  

BCCI wrote, "A proud moment for everyone as India creates the Guinness World Record. This one is for all our fans and their unmatched passion and unwavering support. Congratulations to the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Motera and IPL." The picture has swiftly caught the wave of virality on social media and expressing the gratitude to the fans for the incredible record, Jay Shah said that it was delighted and proud to receive the award. 

Taking to Twitter, Jay Shah 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 GCA Motera's magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on 29 May 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible." Narendra Modi Stadium has earned a global prominence for being named after the current Indian Prime Minister. 

Previously, the arena was called Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium and Motera Cricket Stadium after getting named after Narendra Modi. While the attendance of 101,556 people during the IPL 2022 final was the highest record ever set by any cricket stadiums, Narendra Modi stadium has the capacity to seat 132,000 people at the same time. 

The newly renovated venue was inaugurated in February 2021 and it hosted the second qualifier as well as the final of the 15th season of IPL this May. Constructed in 1982, the stadium earlier had a seating capacity of 49,000 people and later, it was put under renovation with the motive of designing it as the world's largest stadium in the scale of occupancy. It has been reported that as India will be hosting the ODI World Cup next year, it is more likely that the final will be held at his majestic stadium.