The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has achieved a new milestone in the history of world cricket as the most attended ICC event ever, with a total of 1,250,307 fans attending the tournament. The final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was packed to capacity, highlighting the immense popularity of the tournament.
The attendance figures for the tournament reached one million spectators after just six games, and this momentum continued until the end. The opening match between England and New Zealand drew the largest crowd for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match, while India vs Pakistan became the most attended fixture in ICC World Cup history.
This event set a new benchmark for cricket attendance, surpassing any other ICC event in terms of fan engagement. Moreover, it broke multiple broadcast and digital viewership records, underscoring its global reach and growing popularity among cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
Chris Tetley, Head of Events at ICC, expressed his satisfaction with the success of the event and its impact on cricket fans across the globe. He highlighted the enduring appeal of cricket and one-day international (ODI) format, as well as their importance in driving growth and inspiring future generations of players and fans alike. Tetley thanked all those who contributed to making this event such a success and expressed excitement for future ICC events.
Overall, this tournament demonstrated that cricket is not just a sport but also an entertainment industry that can attract millions of people from around the world.