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 momentum of spectator figures escalated throughout the tournament, with attendance surpassing one million fans with six games still remaining. The final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad saw a packed crowd, highlighting the immense popularity of the tournament.
The event, which took place from 5 October to 19 November, prioritized placing fans at the center of the action. It broke records for attendance, with multiple matches drawing large crowds. The opening match between England and New Zealand drew the largest crowd for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match. Additionally, the match between India and Pakistan became the most attended fixture in ICC World Cup history.
The figure of over 1.25 million fans attending the event marks a new benchmark for cricket and surpassed attendance figures for any other ICC event. The tournament also broke multiple broadcast and digital viewership records, demonstrating its global reach and growing popularity worldwide.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events expressed his excitement about this achievement and stated that it highlights enduring appeal of cricket and ODI format as well as importance of ICC events in growing sport and inspiring next generation of fans and players.” He thanked all fans who contributed to its success and expressed his anticipation for future ICC events