Dubai, The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing one million fan attendances, setting it on course to become one of the most attended events in the history of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The landmark millionth fan entered the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the Afghanistan vs South Africa match, underscoring the tournament’s massive popularity.
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament has seen fans thronging ten stadiums across India, eager to watch the world’s best cricket players compete in what is touted as the biggest World Cup ever. The event has not only attracted a large number of attendees but has also broken multiple viewership and digital records, reaffirming the enduring appeal of the One Day International (ODI) format.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, remarked on the achievement, stating, “With over 1 million attendees and record-breaking viewership, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has reinforced the global passion for the ODI format and the special place world cup cricket holds in the hearts of fans.” As the tournament approaches its knockout stages, with semi-finals on November 15 and 16, followed by the final on November 19, expectations are high for a spectacular conclusion to an already historic event.