In a groundbreaking announcement made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, the 2023 World Cup, hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has set a new milestone as the most attended ICC event in history.
With an astounding turnout of 1,250,307 fans throughout the six-week-long spectacle, the World Cup 2023 has surpassed all previous records, eclipsing the 2015 World Cup, which held the title with a figure of 1,016,420 attendees. Notably co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the 2015 event now stands as the second most attended ICC tournament, a demonstration of the fervent support the Indian cricket fans have demonstrated for the latest edition.
The fervour and enthusiasm of Indian cricket aficionados were prominently displayed as they flocked to various stadiums across the country.
The World Cup 2023 unfolded across iconic cricket venues, including Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The pinnacle of this spectacular event culminated in the World Cup 2023 final, a riveting clash between cricket powerhouses India and Australia at Modi Stadium. The Australian team, led by the dynamic Pat Cummins, emerged victorious, securing their sixth ODI World Cup trophy.
This historic achievement adds another chapter to Australia’s cricket legacy, further solidifying their prowess on the world stage. The success of the most attended ICC event not only celebrates Australia’s triumph but also highlights the persistent passion and support of cricket enthusiasts worldwide who came together to witness this unforgettable tournament.