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Cricket History Made: ICC World Cup 2023 Shatters Records With Over 1.25 Million Fans!

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has etched its name in history, setting a new record as the most attended ICC event ever, with an impressive 1,205,307 fans passing through the turnstiles to witness the grand spectacle that unfolded, culminating in Australia securing a remarkable sixth title.

Even with six games remaining, the spectator figures had already surpassed the one million mark, with momentum reaching its peak as the World Cup reached its climax in front of a packed crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Running from October 5 to November 19, the event promised to place fans at the center of the action and delivered on that commitment. It recorded the biggest attendance for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match when England faced New Zealand, in a repeat of the 2019 final. This was closely followed by the most attended India against Pakistan fixture in ICC World Cup history, as fans flocked through the turnstiles on October 14.

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. For context, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, held in Australia and New Zealand, witnessed 1,016,420 spectators, while the 2019 edition in England and Wales saw 752,000 fans come through the turnstiles.

The 13th edition of the Men’s Cricket World Cup held in India has not only eclipsed these figures but has also shattered multiple broadcast and digital viewership records, underlining 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, "The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a great success, showcasing the best aspects of the game and capturing the hearts of hundreds of millions of fans across the world. The staggering attendance demonstrates the enduring appeal of cricket and the excitement the ODI format continues to offer. It has been an event that has not only entertained but also united cricket fans globally in a celebration of the sport.

“ICC events play an important part 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 resounding success, and we look forward to sharing more thrilling experiences for everyone in future ICC events.”