In a historic feat, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 held in India has set a new benchmark as the most attended ICC event ever, attracting a staggering 1,250,307 fans. This remarkable figure surpassed the previous record set during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where 1,016,420 spectators were in attendance.
The significant milestone was achieved during the six-week-long tournament, which saw cricket enthusiasts flocking to stadiums across India. The one millionth patron marked a turning point during the group stage match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Ahmedabad, foreshadowing the eventual breaking of the attendance record. The record was easily surpassed during the thrilling final between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium, where more than 90,000 fans witnessed the action.
Australia emerged victorious in the title decider, securing a thrilling six-wicket win over India. Pat Cummins’ side showcased their dominance, claiming their sixth World Cup title. Opener Travis Head’s exceptional performance earned him the Player of the Match accolade.
The 2015 World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand, now stands as the second most attended Cricket World Cup in history. The 2019 edition in England and Wales attracted 752,000 fans, emphasizing the unprecedented success of the 2023 World Cup in terms of attendance.
The tournament’s success extended beyond the stadiums, as it also set new records in broadcast and digital viewership. The global cricketing community was captivated by the thrilling matches and unforgettable moments, making the 2023 World Cup a groundbreaking event on multiple fronts.
As the cricketing world celebrates the triumphs and records achieved during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, the tournament stands as a testament to the enduring appeal and global reach of the sport.