The 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup has set a new record for attendance, with over 1.25 million fans in attendance throughout the tournament. The final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad drew a packed crowd, highlighting the immense popularity of the sport.
The tournament, which took place from October 5th to November 19th, prioritized placing fans at the heart of the action. The opening match between England and New Zealand drew the largest crowd for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match, while the India vs Pakistan fixture became the most attended fixture in ICC World Cup history.
The success of the event marks a new benchmark for cricket, surpassing attendance figures of any other ICC event. Additionally, the tournament broke multiple broadcast and digital viewership records, demonstrating the global reach and growing popularity of the sport.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, expressed his satisfaction with the success of the tournament and its impact on cricket fans worldwide. He emphasized the enduring appeal of cricket and one-day international (ODI) format, as well as the importance of ICC events in growing the sport and inspiring future generations of fans and players. Tetley thanked all attendees who contributed to making this year’s Men’s Cricket World Cup such a memorable event.
Overall, it was an outstanding achievement for both organizers and fans alike!