The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 made history for being the most attended ICC event ever, with 1,250,307 fans walking into stadiums to witness the Cricket World Cup, which culminated in Australia winning a sixth title.
With six games to go, the spectator figures had already crossed the one million mark. The event, which ran from October 5 to November 19 recorded the biggest attendance for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match when England faced New Zealand, followed by the most attended India against Pakistan fixture in ICC World Cup history on 14 October.
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.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, said, “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 players and fans around the world and we would like to thank the fans who contributed to making the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 a resounding success, and look forward to sharing more thrilling experiences for fans in future ICC events.”
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