The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing one million in attendance and poised to etch its name as one of the most attended ICC events in history.
The historic moment unfolded during the Afghanistan versus South Africa clash at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with the millionth fan passing through the turnstiles. Across the ten stadiums scattered throughout India, enthusiasts have flocked to witness the world’s premier players battling it out in what has been hailed as the largest World Cup ever.
As the tournament enters its final stretch with six games remaining, the excitement is set to reach new heights with the upcoming semi-finals on November 15 and November 16, culminating in the grand finale on November 19. This promises a spectacular conclusion to an event that has already shattered numerous viewership and digital records.
The enduring allure of the One Day International (ODI) format is evident, as fans continue to be captivated by the thrill and skill displayed by the players throughout the competition. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup stands as a testament to the enduring passion and global appeal of the sport, drawing enthusiasts from all corners to celebrate the pinnacle of cricketing excellence.
Speaking on the milestone, ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said, “With over 1 million attendees and record-breaking viewership, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has reminded cricket fans around the world of the support and interest in the ODI format that highlights how much world cup cricket is valued. As we look ahead to the knockout stages, we look forward to this event breaking more records and showcasing the best about cricket in one day.”
(With Agency Inputs)