ICC: Viewership surges in millions!


The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 broke viewership records in several regions, including garnering a record television reach of 167 million and record consumption of 15.9 billion minutes in India on the Star India Network, for the highly-anticipated India-Pakistan clash.

Key Points:

  • The India-Pakistan match is now the most ­viewed T20I match in history, exceeding the previous high of the India-­West Indies semi-final match from ICC 2016 held in India.
  • The overall TV consumption for the full tournament in India was recorded at 112 billion minutes.

International Cricket Council (ICC)

The International Cricket Council, founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from AustraliaEngland and South Africa is the world governing body of cricket.

  • Founded: 15 June 1909
  • Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • CEO: Geoff Allardice
  • Chairman: Greg Barclay 

Currently, there are 12 full members of ICC who can also play Test matches :

  • England
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • West Indies
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bangladesh
  • Ireland
  • Afghanistan

In 2017, Afghanistan and Ireland were admitted as the eleventh and twelfth Full Members of the International Cricket Council 

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