The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has made history by becoming the most attended ICC event ever, with a total of 1,250,307 fans passing through the turnstiles to witness the tournament. This incredible turnout culminated in Australia winning their sixth title, making it a truly remarkable event.
With six games still to go, the spectator figures had already surpassed the one million mark, and the momentum continued to build as the World Cup came to a close in front of a packed crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final match took place on Sunday, bringing the tournament to an exciting conclusion.
The event ran from 5 October to 19 November and promised to place fans at the center of the action. It recorded the biggest attendance for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match when England faced New Zealand and also saw the most attended India against Pakistan fixture in ICC World Cup history.
The figure of over 1.25 million fans sets a new benchmark in the history of cricket, surpassing the attendance figures of any other ICC event. The previous record was held by the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, with 1,016,420 spectators, followed by the 2019 edition in England and Wales, which saw 752,000 fans attend.
The 13th edition of the Men’s Cricket World Cup held in India has not only surpassed these figures but also broken multiple broadcast and digital viewership records. This demonstrates the global reach and ever-growing popularity of the sport.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, expressed his thoughts on the success of the event, stating that it showcased the best aspects of the game and captured the hearts of fans around the world. ICC events play an important role in growing the game and inspiring the next generation of fans and players globally. All those who contributed to the success of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 were thanked, and more thrilling experiences for everyone in future ICC events were eagerly anticipated.