The stand-out figures show remarkable growth in the Indian fan base, with 21 million fans, a seven-fold increase on 2013, following the tournament. Viewing figures in the Caribbean showed a strong rise, from 31 million to 39 million, while there were 1.6 million viewers in Pakistan and 600,000 in South Africa—a ten-fold year on year increase.
There was a 174 per cent rise with British fans who followed the tournament, while viewing numbers in Australia (65 per cent), New Zealand (192 per cent) and the USA (ten per cent) also jumped markedly.
Pete Russell, chief operating officer of the CPL, said, “The Biggest Party in Sport just keeps getting bigger, and for that we would like to thank our fans and broadcast partners.
A unique blend of sport and entertainment has helped to establish the CPL as one of the key highlights in the cricketing calendar, and we can’t wait for next year, where our fans will be able to see even more global stars competing in the most exciting T20 tournament around.”
The Barbados Tridents emerged victorious in this year’s edition of the Limacol CPL, overcoming the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final.