The 2023 International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup, hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been hailed as a huge success, with attendance records broken and an impact on broadcast and digital platforms. The tournament took place from 5 October to 19 November across ten host cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune and warm-up venues in Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram.
The final match between India and Australia was held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and attracted a packed crowd to witness history in the world’s biggest cricket stadium. Fans from all over the world tuned in to watch Australia claim their sixth Men’s Cricket World Cup title.
ICC Chair Greg Barclay commended the success of the event and thanked BCCI for delivering an exceptional World Cup experience. He also extended his appreciation to Match Officials and ICC staff for their contribution to the event’s success as well as to all ten participating teams for making the World Cup a memorable one. Barclay stated that it was an honor to be part of such an unparalleled global sporting event that combined the fervent passion for cricket in India with national pride from all competing nations.