The 2023 ICC 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 event.
The momentum of spectator figures continued to escalate throughout the tournament, with attendance surpassing one million fans with six games still remaining. The opening match between England and New Zealand drew the largest crowd for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match, while the match between India and Pakistan became the most attended fixture in ICC World Cup history.
The success of the event is evident not only in its attendance figures but also in its broadcast and digital viewership records. Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, expressed his excitement about the impact of the tournament on cricket fans worldwide and emphasized the enduring appeal of cricket and the ODI format. He also highlighted the importance of ICC events in growing the sport and inspiring future generations of fans and players.