The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has set a new record as the most attended ICC event in history, with a total of 1,250,307 fans attending the tournament. The event broke records for attendance and viewership, demonstrating the growing popularity of cricket worldwide.
The final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad saw a packed crowd, highlighting the immense popularity of the tournament. The momentum of spectator figures escalated throughout the tournament, with attendance surpassing one million fans with six games still remaining. The opening match between England and New Zealand drew the largest crowd for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match, while the match between India and Pakistan became the most attended fixture in ICC World Cup history.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, expressed the success of the event and its impact on cricket fans worldwide. He emphasized the enduring appeal of cricket and the ODI format, as well as the importance of ICC events in growing the sport and inspiring the next generation of fans and players. Tetley thanked all the fans who contributed to the success of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, expressing excitement for future ICC events.
Overall, this year’s Men’s Cricket World Cup has demonstrated that cricket is not just a sport but also an entertainment industry that continues to grow globally.