The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup concluded on Sunday with Australia beating hosts India for their sixth title. The tournament was held from October 5th to November 19th in various venues around the world, and a record 1.25 million fans attended matches during the event.
This surpassed the previous mark of 1.016 million set at the 2015 edition in Australia and New Zealand. Despite some early matches not involving runners-up India having plenty of empty seats, overall spectator figures had already surpassed the one million mark with six games to go.
ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley stated that the one-day international (ODI) tournament was a great success, with attendance demonstrating the enduring appeal of cricket and excitement offered by the ODI format. He also added that the tournament broke multiple broadcast and digital viewership records and has united cricket fans globally in celebrating the sport.