The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 made history by becoming the most watched ICC event ever as 1,205,307 fans passed through the turnstiles to watch the biggest ever Cricket World Cup, as Australia won a remarkable sixth title.
With six matches left, the viewership had already crossed the one million mark as the World Cup concluded in front of a packed crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
The event, which ran from 5 October to 19 November and promised to put fans at the center of the action, recorded the largest attendance ever for an opening match of the Men’s Cricket World Cup when England defeated New Zealand in a repeat of the 2019 final. faced, after which the highest attendance was recorded. In the history of the ICC World Cup, India’s match against Pakistan had the largest crowd of fans on October 14.
The figure of over 1.25 million fans is a new benchmark in the history of cricket, far higher than the attendance figure of any other ICC event. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, held in Australia and New Zealand, drew 1,016,420 spectators, while the 2019 edition in England and Wales drew 752,000 fans.
13th edition of men’s cricket world cup The Games, held in India, have surpassed these figures as well as broken several broadcast and digital viewership records, proving the sport’s global reach and ever-growing popularity.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, said: “The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a huge success, showcasing the best of the game and capturing the hearts of millions of fans around the world. The staggering attendance reflects the enduring The appeal of cricket and the thrill of the ODI format continues to be an event that has not only entertained but also united cricket fans globally in celebration of the game.
“ICC events play a vital role in growing our game and inspiring the next generation of fans and players around the world. We would like to thank all the fans who contributed to making the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 such a great success, and we look forward to sharing more exciting experiences for everyone at future ICC events.