Ahmedabad Test: MCG’s record under threat, record crowd expected

Narendra Modi Stadium

Narendra Modi stadium may break the MCG’s record for the largest crowd attending a single day of Test cricket. The fourth Test between India and Australia, set to take place on Thursday. It could see an estimated 100,000 people pack into the stadium in Ahmedabad.

The final crowd figure will be a topic of interest. Since up to 85,000 of the day one tickets have been reserved for local families and students in the 132,000-capacity stadium.


Initially, there were concerns that Australian fans may not have access to watch the start of the match in Ahmedabad. However, the situation has improved with online ticket sales now available for day one. Tickets booking is going on.

The record for the largest crowd on a single day of Test cricket is 91,112. The 2013-14 Ashes set the record at the MCG. However, people expect that the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will surpass this record, with an estimated 100,000 attendees on Thursday.

They have set a grand opening ceremony for the final match of the BGT, and PM Anthony Albanese is expected to attend. Along with India’s Prime Minister Modi, he will participate in a series of events, including presenting hats to players.

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium hosted its debut event, a political gathering, during the visit of former US President, Donald Trump, to India. However, during his speech, Trump mispronounced the names of cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. In 2021, the stadium was renamed after Indian Prime Minister Modi just before the 2021 Test between India and England.

Australia is preparing to level the series at 2-2, despite India’s recent win of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The fourth Test is scheduled to take place on Thursday.

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