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“Axar Patel taking a fifer in the final”, Twitter Reacts as Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to host the 2023 ODI World Cup final

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We all know by now that India will host the 2023 ODI World Cup. The last time we hosted the quadrennial tournament, we ended up winning it. The final was played between India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Back then, Eden Gardens was the biggest stadium in India, with a capacity of about 68,000. Wankhede Stadium has a capacity of only 33,108, but as Mumbai is the economic and cricket capital of India, the BCCI decided that the final would be held there. It was a historic match, and MS Dhoni won the match for India with “that” unforgettable six. 

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However, things have changed now. Last year, the BCCI unveiled the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With a whopping capacity of 132,000, it is not only the biggest stadium in India but in the world. Previously, these records were held by Eden Gardens and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), respectively. 

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As a result, it is being said that the final of the 2023 ODI World Cup will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Now the cricket purists of India are against this decision. They think that the final should be held either at Wankhede or at Eden Gardens, as they are integral parts of India’s cricket history. However, if the final is played at the Ahmedabad Stadium, it would be best for business. 

The final of the 2022 IPL was held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, and it set the record for the highest attendance ever in a T20 match. The 2023 ODI World Cup final will undoubtedly have the potential to break that record completely. 

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No official statement has been made by BCCI yet. However, there is less than a year’s time left in the commencement of the much awaited tournament and we will probably get some update soon. 

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