The Cricket World Cup 2023 has reached a significant milestone, welcoming its one millionth fan during the match between South Africa and Afghanistan. This landmark event took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the same venue set to host the grand finale on November 19.
On Track to Become the Most Attended Cricket World Cup
With six matches remaining in the 13th edition of the tournament, the 2023 Cricket World Cup is on course to shatter previous attendance records. The event is poised to become the most attended Cricket World Cup in history, a testament to the enduring popularity of the sport.
ICC Head of Events Foresees More Records to be Broken
Chris Tetley, the ICC Head of Events, is optimistic about the tournament’s success and anticipates more records to tumble during the knockout stage. He expressed his satisfaction with the event’s progress, highlighting the overwhelming support and interest it has garnered globally.
“The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has rekindled the world’s love for the ODI format with over one million attendees and record-breaking viewership. It underscores the value and prestige of World Cup cricket,” Tetley stated.
As the tournament moves into the knockout stages, Tetley anticipates more record-breaking moments. “We look forward to this event breaking more records and showcasing the best of one-day cricket,” he added.