- Hosts England and Wales live up to Duke of Sussex promise for the tournament to deliver a celebration of cultural diversity
- Over 320,000 tickets had been bought by fans of South Asian teams, highest for any cricket event held in England and Wales
- 95 per cent of tickets had been sold across all 48 matches with over 35 per cent of buyers from England and Wales experiencing cricket for the first time
- Steve Elworthy, the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Tournament Director, said: "When we started planning the CWC in 2014 we set out an ambition to be one of the most inclusive and diverse World Cups in the history of the event - and we have delivered.”
In his inspiring opening address at The Oval, The Duke of Sussex said that 'teams would feel as though they were playing in front of a home crowd every time they take to the field'.
Players, coaches, administrators and commentators alike have rejoiced at the most diverse ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in history - with fans providing a blaze of colour and a cacophony of noise at the packed matches in the Group Stages and semi-finals.