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WC in India sets attendance record of 1.25m

AP/UNB . New Delhi
21 Nov 2023 16:32:52 | Update: 21 Nov 2023 17:32:20
WC in India sets attendance record of 1.25m
The national flags of India (L) and Australia are displayed before the start of the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) final match between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023 — AFP Photo

The Cricket World Cup attracted a tournament-record 1.25 million spectators during the 6 1-2-week event which ended Sunday with Australia beating India by six wickets for its sixth title.

The ICC said Tuesday that the tournament had 1,250,307 spectators. With six games to go, the spectator figures had already surpassed the one million mark.

The India attendance figures surpass the earlier marks of the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand which attracted 1,016,420 spectators and the 2019 edition in England and Wales which had 752,000 fans.

The 10-team tournament in India saw each team play the others once to advance to the semifinals. There were 48 matches played overall for a total average attendance of about 26,000.

It was the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup first held in 1975.