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Yahoo! India Launches An App For Cricket Fanatics: But For Window Phone Use
2012-04-20 13:53:00
Yahoo! India rolls out full-fledged cricket app on the Window Phone platform. Cricket lovers can access this full blown app from the Window Marketplace. From tracking live matches till keeping updates on the recent and upcoming matches, this app is one helluva of a place to be. The usability of this Yahoo app lies in its feature set with live scores, interactive scoreboard, read latest news and also surf through international teams as well as players. So even when you are not watching a match, you can be abreast of what is happening in the cricket arena, all fresh and real time. This application has been rendered out from the R&D center in Bangalore and is the third app in line from Yahoo after building the same on iPhone and Android platforms. This Windows app has already taken Indian cricket fans by storm. The world of real time is all set to action. Looking For A Social Media Agency?? - Contact WATConsult - India's Leading Social Media Agency
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ESPN Cricinfo & Idea Cellular To Explore Open Spaces For Cricket In Cra
2012-04-13 08:15:00
ESPN Cricinfo has partnered with Ideal Cellular to bring editorial reviews about lack of open spaces in cities of India. The Cricket centric web portal will attempt to highlight the plight of youngsters who want to enjoy the game. But, are unable to do so cause on growing urban jungles eating into the open spaces. How will Idea & ESPN bring about the change? Idea Cellular has taken up the initiative to spread the word about this growing menace. It will use its technology & subscriber base to spread the word. This buzz will be supported online by ESPN’s website confirmed Ramesh Kumar, Senior Director, ESPN Digital Media, India, “Expanding our collaboration with Idea Cellular to create Idea Dream Fields allows us to stay true to our duty of serving fans by providing a forum for the discussion of this important and complex topic.” Cricket is undoubtedly India’s favorite game. Let’s hope such campaigns are enough to cause a nation-wide stir. Looking For A Social Media...
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Cricket Wireless Rolls-Out Muve Music Support For The Huawei Mercury [Huawe
2012-04-05 15:22:00
Cricket Wireless may have launched the Huawei Mercury smartphone back in December of last year, however that does not mean they are done with it. In fact, the handset has recently been updated. And before anyone gets super excited — this is one that will appeal to music listeners. That ...
STAR Group Pays Astronomical Figure For Next Six Year’s Cricket Broad
2012-04-03 14:16:00
Cricket is one of the things people across the world are quick to associate India with. Being reigning World Cup Champions, with the WC Final having taken place exactly a year ago and the IPL starting in a day, cricket mania continues to grip the country. Yesterday, the STAR Group announced that they have bagged Media Rights for all Home and Domestic Competitions in India (Excluding the IPL). They have bought the rights for a period of six years at the astronomical sum of Rs. 3,851 Crore.   Said BCCI president N Srinivasan, “This is for 96 games during the six-year period and it starts with the India-New Zealand series. It includes both the television and mobile-internet rights”. That works out too approx. $800 Million and comes to Rs. 40 Crores Per Match. The fact that the broadcasting rights are so expensive shows that no matter whether the Indian Team is in form or not, the BCCI knows that interest in Cricket is evergreen. Previous owners of the Media Rights were com...
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Samsung Launches Cricket Website To Promote Its Windows 7 phone, Omnia
2012-03-29 14:19:00
The IPL season is here and every other brand is trying to cash in on the hype that the annual sporting event generates. Samsung Mobile India has partnered with Affle Media to provide cricketing fans a unique mobile browsing experience and also promote its first Indian Windows 7 phone, Omnia W. The website called TheCricketHub.com and intends to offer interesting trivia and content on cricketing facts, off-the-field news, news-bite, match updates and contests. The innovative thing about this website is the fact that the UI is entirely modeled the Live Tile UI of the Windows Phone 7 platform. This is a pretty awesome adaptation of the interface to a website and it does look very good with some prominent branding from Samsung about their Omnia series of WIndows 7 Phone. Omnia W was launched in India a few months ago. The website also features key features of Omnia W like ‘Spotlight’, ‘My hub’, ‘Avatar Stories’, ‘Live Score’ and ‘Leadboard’. Sankalp Mehrotra, Region...
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Sachin Tendulkar gets 100th 100 in international cricket
2012-03-16 12:07:00
Sachin Tendulkar has finally become the first player to score 100 hundreds in international cricket.  He scored a hundred against Bangladesh to achieve this feat. He has now 49 hundreds in ODI and 51 hundreds in test cricket. He is also the leading run scorer in both forms of the game. Fans have waited for his hundredth century for a long time. He got very close to the score many times. Finally, he got his hundred against Bangladesh in Asia cup 2012.Originally appeared on Cricket current
TV channels broadcasting Asia cup cricket 2012 - Live
2012-03-02 03:39:00
The Asia cup in Cricket is back with the 4 test playing nations. They will play 7 ODI matches in Bangladesh including a final to be crowned the Asian champions. Nimbus sports has the broadcasting rights for Asia cup 2012. Neo cricket will be showing the series live. Like other matches, Doordarshan will also broadcast Indian matches live in India. Here are other TV channels broadcasting Asia cup 2012 - Live: Bangladesh: Neo Cricket Canada : Neo cricket on ATN India : Neo Cricket and Doordarshan. Doordarshan's DD-National broadcasts the Indian mathces and the finals of the Asia Cup. Malaysia : Starhub DTH (Channel : Neo Cricket) Middle East (Inc. UAE) : Pehla TV DTH (Channel : Neo Cricket) Nepal : Neo Cricket New Zealand : Sky Sport Pakistan : Geo Super (probably) South Africa and other African countries : Supersport Sri Lanka : Neo Cricket UK : Zee Network USA : Neo cricket will broadcast Asia cup in USA. Its available on Dish Network channel no. 584.Originally appeare...
Asia cup cricket 2012 - Fixtures and Schedule
2012-03-02 03:29:00
The Asia cup 2012 is set to start from 12th March 2012 in Bangladesh. 4 test playing nations from Asia - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be playing in the ODI tournament. Unlike previous editions, no test playing nation will feature in this year's Asia cup. Here is the complete fixtures / schedule of Asia cup 2012: DateMatch DetailsTimeVenue GMTISTGroundCity Mar 11 - SunBangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Match08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Mar 13 - TueIndia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Match08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Mar 15 - ThuPakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Match08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Mar 16 - FriBangladesh v India, 4th Match08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Mar 18 - SunIndia v Pakistan, 5th Match08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Mar 20 - TueBangladesh v Sri Lanka, 6th Match08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Mar 22 - ThuTBC v TBC, Final08:0013:30Shere Bangla National StadiumDhaka Originally appeare...
PlayUp Introduces ‘Cricket Empires’ – Social Twist To Our
2012-02-27 07:05:00
The run-up to IPL5 just got interesting with PlayUp, a Social gaming company, announcing ‘CRICKET EMPIRES – Claim your fame’. The game, co-designed by cricketing legend Steve Waugh & our own Rohit Sharma appears primarily to up the IPL5 Fever. The game, on-the-lines of Football Manager, adds a dynamic connection between real-life performances of the actual cricket players with strategies the subscribers need to adopt & revise. Cricket Empires is a game in which the players have to build two separate entities; A virtual Sports city comprising of stadiums, gymnasiums, team offices and training centers etc. The second & most important asset are the Team-Players. Users of the game have to meticulously watch the actual on-field performance of the players & then apply the knowledge in team-selection. Making judicious use of the ‘facilities’ the virtual-teams can up their skills & play in virtual matches (multi-player mode) to establish their superiority. T...
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Zapak Releases A Social Cricket Offering Called Cricville
2012-02-08 07:20:00
Zapak.com, India’s leading online gaming portal have officially announced the launch of their social cricket game called Cricville. This is the companies second foray into social gaming, the earlier one being Tambola. The game was initially in released in a closed beta program to select people to review. It seems the ratings are through the roof on this one. The game is specially designed for Facebook and aims to be the first Indian social game to be played by cricket lovers in many countries. Cricville is based on the IPL style of game-play and has a lot of simulation and management scenarios. You start out by owning a cricket club and build the club’s home stadium. There are a lot of real life cricket dynamics like hiring players, managing the team and ultimately winning a Tournament. The social aspect of the game is that you can challenge other people or accept challenges from your friends. You can use your achievements in your tournament mode to gain a one up while playing ...
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Misbah-ul-Haq: The Most Successful Test Cricket Captain
2012-02-07 08:21:00
Owais Mughal Things may change tomorrow as they always do. But today the cricket records read Misbah-ul-Haq as the most successful cricket captain of Pakistan. The criteria being somebody who has...
Star Cricket - Live cricket schedule for 2012
2012-01-25 04:15:00
Star Cricket is the 24-hour cricket channel of ESPNStar. Star Cricket is broadcast from India and is available in different countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka and so on. It has been broadcasting live cricket hosted in different countries. Along with all ICC events, the channel has broadcasting rights for international cricket matches in Australia and England as well as other domestic matches. Here is Star Cricket's live cricket schedule for 2012: International cricket matches: 1) India tour of Australia, 4 tests, 2 T20 and Tri-series also featuring Sri Lanka (January - February). 2) West Indies tour of England, 3 tests, 3 ODI, 1 T20 in ( May to June 2012) 3) Australia tour of England, 5 ODIs ( in July 2012). 4) South Africa tour of England, 3 tests, 5 ODI, 3 T20s (in August to September 2012). 5) Twenty20 world cup in Sri Lanka (in September to October 2012). 6) South Africa tour of Australia, 3 tests (in November 2012). 7) Sri Lanka...
Cricket Schedule for 2012 : India, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zeal
2012-01-03 16:49:00
The new year 2012 is going to be a busy year in international cricket. The test playing nations will be quite busy with test, ODI and T20 matches. ICC World Twenty20 is going to be the major event in 2012 along with some other series like Asia cup in March and Ashes 2012 in July. India: 1) India tour of Australia (2011 - March 08,2011) in Australia featuring Test, T20 and ODI tri-series with Sri Lanka. . 2) Asia cup 2012 (12 March 2012 - 22 March 2012) in Bangladesh with 7 ODI matches featuring India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. 3) India in Sri Lanka (July - August 2012) featuring 3 test matches with other matches still to be confirmed. 4) ICC World T20 - T20 World Cup 2012 (September 18 - October 7 2012) in Sri Lanka featuring T20 matches. 5) England in India 2012 (November - December) featuring 4 tests, 7 ODI and 1 T20 match. More to follow......Originally appeared on Cricket current
Android Smartphones Presents More Cricket Games, Further Penetrating Into I
2011-09-27 08:39:00
Android smartphones have penetrated the Indian market in a very short span. Considering that a year ago, no one in India even knew what Android was, now its the word on everyone’s mouth. This is because of Android’s open source nature. Almost all manufacturers have started making Android devices as they instantly get access to lakhs and lakhs of games and apps, most of them free. This is a major incentive for customers. Today we are going to take you through an MSN India list of top Cricket Games on Android:, the best part being,we can download these apps Free of Cost! 1) Cricket T20 Fever 3D By Indiagames, this game aims to help you relive the T20 World Cup. It features full 3D Graphics and realistic ball physics. One can play in 6 venues like Lords and Eden Gardens. There is a Power Play batting mode, TV Style camera, online submission of scores and even cheerleaders. You can download it from here. 2) Cricket WorldCup Fever Calling itself the best cricket game for An...
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India?s Billionaire Cricket Star Tendulkar Scores Poorly In Sai Baba?s Game
2011-07-04 02:53:00
It is rare that Sai Baba makes news outside India. Sunday's Daily Telgraph (UK) has just published a useful run-down on the recent revelations of vast clandestine treasures being found in Sathya Sai Baba's private chambers. (See Further Reading, below). In some main points in yesterday's article, Gethin Chamberlain (see an earlier reference in ?Marie Claire? Magazine: April 2011. Sathya Sai Baba Still Further Exposed) states: "... the guru?s closest aides have turned on each other, there are claims of death threats being made, and the police have been called in.
Sai Baba Treasure Scandals: His Big Political Protectors Now Run For Cover
2011-06-22 02:33:00
For some weeks, it has been evident to any careful observer, that the Andhra Pradesh government has been only too aware of troubles in the Sathya Sai camp that might grow too big to suppress. Indeed, it is a campfire that none can stamp out, and looks like becoming a raging forest fire. The critters are on-the-run. Most notably, there were a series of suspicious circumstances leading up to Sathya Sai Baba's death.These are being investigated, including by a human rights commission. Hopefully, all the attention given to the treasury scandals will not allow this aspect to drop from sight, as happened with the suppression of police evidence concerning the police killings in Sai Baba's bedroom in June 1993. What is more, prominent followers of Sathya Sai Baba are themselves deeply disturbed at the intense infighting within the Sai Central Trust, despite its repeated - and dishonest - denials. These devotees, too, are asking leading and uncomfortable questions, and consulting legal o...
Nextwave Multimedia Launches Three Cricket Games In 3D
2011-05-26 12:30:00
To cash in on the ongoing cricket season, Chennai-based Nextwave Multimedia has launched three cricket games in 3D. The three games are ‘World Cricket Championship‘, ‘Street Cricket‘ and ‘Beach Cricket‘. The games are developed for multiple platforms – Window OS, Apple Mac; iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android OS. The games are made using a combination of ‘Blender‘ an open source, free software and ‘Unity 3D‘ game engine. Talking about its future plans, P.R. Rajendran, CEO, Nextwave Multimedia, told WATBlog, “We are planning to launch 6 more games this year. But, they are not necessarily related to sports. A big game which is all about world of magic is under-development and will be ready in three months.” He further said,”Till now we used to make small, fun games. But, from now on we will be making big multi-platform games.” World Cricket Championship or WCC can be played in 2 m...
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Affle Launches Cricket Dressing Room – A Mobile Magazine for Cricket
2011-04-28 11:15:00
The cricket season is at its peak in India with first the ICC World Cup and now IPL tournament. The game of cricket runs through the blood of a billion Indians. Indians are ever hungry for content related to Cricket. To satiate this demand of cricket fans, Affle has announced the launch of ‘Dressing Room‘ – a first of it’s kind mobile magazine which features interesting and exclusive content from the off field action on cricket. According to IAMAI, India has more than 700 million mobile users. The use of internet on mobile is also increasing day by day with decreasing prices of net-ready handsets and the growing popularity of social networking sites. Users also stay updated with latest cricket scores and other news on their mobile phones. With Affle’s mobile magazine ‘Dressing Room’, consumers can access behind the scenes news, dressing room action and off field entertainment stories about cricket on their mobile phones. Consumers can acces...
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Creepiest Cricket Fan Ever *PSYCHO EDITION*
2011-04-26 07:31:00
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50% Of Mobile Downloads Are For Cricket In India: The BuzzCity Report
2011-04-25 16:31:00
Recently BuzzCity Report announced its mobile advertising report. According to the report, in the first quarter of 2011 more than 23.2 billion ad banners were delivered across entire network. And there were around 177, 663, 762 active users in the month of March. The average cost of per click across the entire network was USD 0.029 (2.9 per click) during the first quarter. A detailed statistics are available at planner.buzzcity.com.  The top five countries continuing their dominance over mobile advertising & mobile game world are India, Indonesia, United States, Korea and South Africa, etc India In India, the users were mostly attracted towards cricket-theme based games and 50% of the download were focused on cricket. There was an increase of 44%  in the ads banners due to the growth of the user activity and advertiser interest. Mobile Advertising Indonesia Indonesia was placed in the second with an increase of 31%  in ad banner. United States As numerous online programs a...
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Mobile Apps fascinate Cricket Lovers in the World Cup Season
2011-04-12 07:40:00
This season is remarkably known for its interactive mobile applications based on cricket. Catching the World Cup on their mobiles seemed so thrilling to the customers that during the first week of the ICC World Cup itself mobiles with cricket based applications were sold out like hot cakes. Informate, stated in its report that it was during the first week of the ICC World Cup itself sports-based mobile applications crossed the applications usage during IPL3 (Indian Premier League 3) in their usage it  was estimated that nearly 10%of the smartphone owners downloaded sports-based applications. This new trend has been happily accepted by the global market.TNS, global market research declared in its report that purchasing the mobiles was based on the key considerations of content and applications. The report states this fascinating novel avatar of mobile phones powered by infotainment applications was quite a welcoming idea for the Indian youth. Few days back it was reported, many com...
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Cricket Sites Garner 4 Million Visitors During World Cup Finals!: IMRB Repo
2011-04-06 12:25:00
Yes we are the new champions. We finally lifted the World Cup after 28 years. Roads were jam during the celebration of the victory, India’s flag was waving high and crackers were busting like it is Diwali in the month of April. The joy and the pride was ought to see on the faces of few lucky people who got to catch live match on the Battleground.  The rest of us were focusing our every second on our television sets. But there were many other who didn’t get to catch the match neither on the T.V nor on the cricket ground. But they had an other alternative right in front of their eyes. INTERNET.  IMRB reports stating, all cricket websites have attracted around 4 million fans on ‘The World Cup Finals Day‘. Some stats on the big day were: Average Time spent by user – 38 Minutes Busiest timeslots during the day was between 12pm – 6pm 3.0 Million visitors navigated through Internet for accessing cricket-related content. 1.73 Mn of them visited Espn...
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To Those For Whom Cricket Is Religion
2011-04-03 12:53:00
If the wild bowler thinks he bowls, Or if the batsman thinks he?s bowled, They know not, poor misguided souls, They too shall perish unconsoled. The lines are from Andrew Lang?s Brahma, a parody of Walt Whitman?s poem by the same name which, in itself, is an imitation of the language of the Gita. The ...
To Those For Whom Cricket Is Religion
2011-04-03 12:53:00
If the wild bowler thinks he bowls, Or if the batsman thinks he?s bowled, They know not, poor misguided souls, They too shall perish unconsoled. The lines are from Andrew Lang?s Brahma, a parody of Walt Whitman?s poem by the same name which, in itself, is an imitation of the language of the Gita. The ...
M for ?
2011-04-01 05:33:00
M for Mirupur : India beat Bangla Desh M for Motera : India beat Australia M for Mohali : India beat Pakistan M for Mumbai : India beat Sri Lanka ?? India won against Pakistan . An enjoyable match yet in many respects intriguing. Pakistan had all the chances but it seem they were determined to let hosts take the cake. When I look at this match, I find some moments that could have changed the outcome : When Dhoni Came to bat, Afridi still persisted with defensive field. It appeared Afridi was happy was convinced that India cant be bowled out in 50 overs. He didnt keep spinners and Dhoni's edge went past keeper not just once but twice. Dhoni was opposite that of Afridi, everytime new Pakistan batsman came to crease, he would employ first and leg slip and even have an audacity to pull thir man inside to tempt batsman to go for cut.Misbah wanted to emulate Javed Miandad or Inzaman but somewhere he lost a plot by losing partners. When Afridi came and hit few fours gap had come to 20 run...
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Indian Cricket Player Virat Kohli at ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
2011-03-30 08:52:00
Virat Kohli Indian Right Handed Batsman Full name Virat Kohli Born November 5, 1988, Delhi Current age 22 years 145 days Major teams India, Delhi, India Red, India Under-19s, Royal Challengers... Cricketers Profile, Cricketer?s Biography, Cricket Player?s Biography, World Cup, T20, ODI
All roads lead to Mohali
2011-03-30 07:45:00
If rain saves India and semi final cant be played, then the rain rule ?If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the one over eliminator from being completed, or if the match is a no result,...
Riveting match or a fierce battle? India v/s Pakistan at world cup
2011-03-30 04:12:00
For Indian television and print media, the world seemed to have ceased. Every TV channel is competing with another in screaming vociferously about India Pakistan Semi Final at Mohali. No Japan, Bahrain, Libya. Everything is match centric. Life will be standstill from 230pm. Where do I watch a match? In Pub or at home. I would rather do both. If India goes great guns, pub atmosphere is exhilarating. If the match is absorbing, home TV is the best. India?s collective and individual happiness revolves around the outcome of Cricket Match. So far, India has not tasted defeat in the world cup from Pakistan. Would this trend continue? Greg Chapel ? ex coach of India, was impatient in making changes in the team and the batting order while Gary Kirsten ? is making change only if they have reasonable degree of success. Which way Dhoni would go? This is the only chance and any of his decision that back fires would be scrutinised, dissected and pilloried for rest of his life. During 1996, India ...
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Srilankan Cricket Player Kumar Sangakkara
2011-03-29 19:15:00
Sri Lankan Cricket Player - Kumar Sangakkara Full name Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara Born October 27, 1977, Matale Current age 33 years 153 days Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province,... Cricketers Profile, Cricketer?s Biography, Cricket Player?s Biography, World Cup, T20, ODI
Cricket Sites See Jump As India vs Pak Semi-Final Comes Close
2011-03-28 12:34:00
comScore has released results from a study of Internet traffic to cricket websites during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The report has stated that the tournament caused a surge in visitation to cricket sites in India as fans went online for the latest results and match updates. According to the report the week ending March 13, with 16.4 percent of India’s online population visiting ESPNCricInfo.com and 13.4 percent of web users visiting Yahoo! Cricket. As you can see from the table below. The traffic has moved over more than 40% for most sites. We believe it may hit a peak during the India-Pak semifinal staled to happen on 30th of March. Given the frenzy around that match and the fact that its a weekday one can expect all office goers to be glued onto the online streaming of the same. Weekly Traffic to Select Cricket Sites in India* Week Ending February 20, 2011 to March 13, 2011 Total India Internet Audience* Age 15+ Home & Work Locations Source: comScore, Inc. Uni...
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Sri Lanka Cricket Players Tillakaratne Dilshan ProfileICC Cricket World Cup
2011-03-27 08:35:00
Tillakaratne Dilshan - Sri Lanka Full name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara Current age 34 years 164 days Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira South,... Cricketers Profile, Cricketer?s Biography, Cricket Player?s Biography, World Cup, T20, ODI
India and Cricket
2011-03-27 08:15:00
India is the land of the possible; a land where anything is feasible, and frequently actually happens. It is not a country that you can ignore, it is not a land from which you can stay aloof. It is vibrant, tumultuous, colourful, aromatic, tangy, terrifyingly friendly and unbelievably involved; it is chaotic and noisy, but most of all it is tangibly, viscerally real. And nowhere is India most visible in all its splendour and mind-bending complexity as at a game of cricket. For cricket is truly the subcontinent's sport. It may have been invented on the green lawns of a different and more straitlaced land, but it is in the Indian subcontinent that cricket finds its soul. travelogue,descriptions,experie-nces,observations from curious and imbecile mind of goggly
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 New Zealand Player Jacob Oram
2011-03-25 20:11:00
Full name Jacob David Philip Oram Born July 28, 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu Current age 32 years 240 days Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Chennai Super Kings Playing role... Cricketers Profile, Cricketer?s Biography, Cricket Player?s Biography, World Cup, T20, ODI
Pakistan India Cricket
2011-03-24 18:29:00
As a result of India Australia match results today, get ready for some the best cricket in the world - Pakistan Vs India.
ESPN Star and Cooliris partner together for ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
2011-03-02 09:40:00
This world cup, ESPN STAR had tried several innovative ways to enhance the sporting experience of the fans. In continuation with its efforts, it has now partnered with Coolris to provide them with real-time exclusive photo stream of the never-seen-before behind-the-cameras coverage of the cricketing action, using Liveshare by Coolris. The Liveshare application would also allow the fans to experience the atmosphere of the matches at major venues and share the live stream with their group of friends via espnstar.com/cwcliveshare, Facebook, Twitter and email or even create their own streams with the Liveshare application. Liveshare is available for free at espnstar.com/cwcliveshare, as well as via the Liveshare mobile app, which is available at the iTunes App Store , the Android Marketplace, and the Windows Phone Marketplace. ESPN Star is the first broadcaster in Asia to use Liveshare application to connect directly with the fans. However the application is hugely popular amongst the ...
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Companies Cash In On World Cup Fever With Cricket-Themed Games
2011-03-02 05:26:00
With the world cup mania at its peak, companies are launching online cricket games and apps to ride the wave. The target audiences seem receptive enough as the these games are giving these sites high traffic drive. Online gaming company Zapak which has the rights to distribute the game called Cricket Power, saw traffic go double after the game went live just a month back. Cricket Power was launched by ICC itself. It is an internet browser-based simulation creatred by Karkadann Games and features teams and players participating in the world cup. So, even ICC wants to cash in on the euphoria surrounding the world cup. But, it is not the games which were surprising, but the companies who have come forth with such games surprised me more. Yatra.com has launched a game as well — Cricket Manager. As the name suggests, you have to play the role of the teams manager in this game. Some of these games involve virtual currencies. CricEx by Ibibo is a good example. The game is designed i...
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Cricket World Cup Brings Online Scammers Out To Hunt
2011-02-28 08:09:00
The ICC cricket world cup 2011 brings golden opportunities for online scammers to fill their pockets with some extra cash, according to CricketNext.com. The cricket world cup isn’t just another event, after FIFA world cup and Olympics, it’s the most viewed sporting event. Manipulating its popularity, cyber scammers try to deceive internet users by false claims. They claim to distribute free tickets and also to feature live coverage of the matches over the internet. They also lure viewers by special holiday package offers and all. Vinoo Thomas, technical product manager at McAfee Labs informs, “Global sporting events generate eagerness and enthusiasm not only among sports fans but also the bad boys of cyberspace. With the cricket world cup round the corner, scammers will try to trick as many online users as possible.” Thomas also pointed out that cyber scammers attempt to take full advantage of the fact that Indians are mad about cricket. During world cup, there are two to t...
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YouTube Counting On Bollywood And Cricket To Explore Indian Market
2011-02-28 07:02:00
YouTube, Google’s video sharing site was launched in India in 2008. After launching its popularity quickly increased and soon it became one of the top ten sites that Indian users browse. YouTube still sees India as a lucrative market and on its way to explore further dimensions of this market. To make this happen, they are tying up with major studios in India and capitalising on cricket and bollywood, two of the most popular trends in the country. Google’s content partnership director for Asia Pacific, Gautam Anand said, “For most Bollywood producers, distribution in non-traditional markets is a problem and then the only choice left for people in those markets is piracy.” It’s wise not to let such a lacuna arise. YouTube could play a major role here as with around 17.3 million unique Indian visitors, it’s nothing less than a market. Since distribution is indeed a concern for most bollywood producers, they can release the footage of their movies on YouTube, applying some...
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Airtel And Uninor Join The Cricket Bandwagon With Special Offers
2011-02-23 08:05:00
Last week, when we wrote about the various offers/promotions from telcos for the Cricket World Cup, we noted there was nothing substantial from Airtel’s side. Just yesterday, they announced a set of Cricket related services for their subscribers that included SMS, MMS, Video Alerts, Talk2Me with cricketers and experts, games  and applications. They also announced an ‘Airtel Cricket Contest’ in which participants could test their cricket knowledge and also stood to win prizes. Another promotion links the Shahrukh Khan hosted Zor ka Jhatka to cricket. Airtel customers can call on 53030 and wish the Cricket Team. 11 of these messages will be etched on Cricket Bats and given to the team. To opt for these Cricket related services you’ll have to dial 543210 and the company expects to add more cricket themed services during the course of the world cup. You can find out about the Text and MMS updates here – which include options for either WAP updates or comm...
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Cricket World Cup 2011 fever
2011-02-18 13:30:00
Pakistani sand artist Muhammad Arif gestures after building a sand sculpture of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2011 on the seashore of Karachi. ? Photo by AP The 14 national...
Ibibo Launches CricEx As Fantasy Cricket Games Attract Players
2011-02-17 12:50:00
With just two days to go for the much awaited ICC World Cup 2011, almost all cricket lovers would have geared up for the biggest cricketing extravaganza. Indians, no doubt have a bigger reason to rejoice since it is being hosted in the Indian sub-continent this time. While the event is sure to engage many a fans offline, there also should be something that will engage the fans online, either by ways of interactive games or updates. Ibibo understood this and has launched CricEx, a virtual cricket stock exchange game that is likely to change the ways netizens hook themselves up with the ensuing cup. According to TechWhack, ibibo ‘CricEx is a virtual trading game where one can buy and sell shares of their favorite cricket players instead of shares of companies. A complete portfolio of cricket players can be created and if the players selected perform well, one can get hold of the leader board. You can either buy or sell the players you want. Unlike cricket, there is no restrictio...
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Indiatimes Bags Mobile Rights For Cricket World Cup
2011-02-15 07:15:00
Indiatimes 58888, the mobile division of Times Internet has just announced that it has bagged exclusive mobile rights for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. According to the Press Release, the rights which include include mobile content services including SMS, voice & video alerts, live audio commentary, mobile content downloads and 2G and 3G services, were acquired from Reliance Communications. We had earlier reported that Vodafone had won the exclusive rights to live stream the matches. Services such as Ring Back Tone, Cricket Trivia & Predicta-based contests, Post Match Analysis and Mobile Marketing advertisements. Rishi Khiani, CEO, Times Internet Limited said, “The World Cup begins on 19th of this month and with over 500 million subscribers now, we hope to see significant traction from the users for content downloads. We are talking to operators to make the content available on various platforms”. Mr. Anil Pande, Head VAS, Reliance Communications said, &ldquo...
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Vodafone To Live Stream Cricket World Cup Matches
2011-02-11 07:15:00
The countdown to the World Cup is well into the single digits now and Vodafone has announced a tie up with ESPN Star Sports that will enable it to live stream matches on mobile phones. The service will be available to Vodafone subscribers on GPRS enabled handsets (3G as well 2G) via ESPN Mobile TV. Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar, said, “The 2011 cricket season in India coincides with an exciting time in the telecom industry when MNP and 3G are buzz words and the entire consumer base is being wooed afresh by incumbent and new competitors alike. Through this association with ESPN Star Sports to provide live streaming of its ICC CWC 2011 coverage, we continue to engage our customers in a more meaningful and relevant manner, that enriches the service experience.” Mr. Sanjay Kailash, Executive Vice President – Ad Sales & New Media, ESPN Software India Private Ltd said, “We are happy to be associated with Vodafone Essar as our Co-presenting Broadcas...
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Aircel To Roll Out 3G Services Before Cricket World Cup
2011-02-10 16:00:00
As the whole country is getting ready for the biggest cricket extravaganza, the ICC World Cup 2011, Aircel is planning to roll out 3G services in all of its 13 telecom circles and rake in the moolah, reports the Press Trust of India. With this, Aircel will go on to become the 4th private telecom company to offer 3G services in India. The announcement is a follow-up to the one earlier this month that hinted about the possible launch. Speaking on this announcement, Mr. Gurdeep Singh, CEO of the company said, “We expect 3G presence in all circles where we have bagged spectrum before World Cup begins on February 19,”. He further added “We want to roll out 3G services first and see the response before launching BWA services which will be available by end of this year. By March, we should be able to decide whether we are going for LTE or Wimax for BWA”. The company also has plans to enter the Broadband Wide Access (BWA) arena by the end of this year. The news source also...
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Google Invites Cricket Fans To Help With The World Cup
2011-01-31 09:45:00
Last week, we wrote about Yahoo and ICC launching the official website for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. In a post on its India Blog, the search giant has invited all cricket fans users to map each of the 13 venues where world cup matches will be held – using Google Map Maker. India, being as Cricket Crazy it is, the games are bound to see huge attendance. Many people going to stadiums will be first timers and traffic snarls in most cities are bad enough without events of such significance being held. Even seasoned match goers are bound to face a lot of problems with the general lack of information about facilities near/at the venue, routes to the stadium etc. Finding the most appropriate entrance for you stand etc is also a daunting task. Here’s where the company’s plans come in to action. Asking fans to label all points of interest in and around the stadiums for the benefit of spectators. This includes – stands/pavilions, various entrances, routes to and fr...
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Pakistan Cricket
2011-01-19 06:33:00
Owais Mughal After drawing second test match of the series against New Zealand, Pakistan has won their first Test Cricket series after a gap of 4 years and 2 months. bari der ki mehraan aate aate!...
Pakistan?s First Flood-Lit 5-Day Cricket Match ? Orange Cricket Balls and H
2011-01-17 15:23:00
Owais Mughal and Aqil Sajjad In the age of big news and bigger opinions, a small news about the National Cricket title of Pakistan seems trivial. But following Pakistan’s domestic cricket has remained ATP’s tradition (See here, here, here and here). The 2010-11 National Cricket Champions title of Pakistan goes to Habib Bank today. History ...
Indian Cricket Player Yusuf Pathan
2010-12-10 06:45:00
Yusuf Pathan : India Full name Yusuf Khan Pathan Born November 17, 1982, Baroda, Gujarat Current age 28 years 23 days Major teams India, Baroda, India Green, Rajasthan Royals Batting style... Cricketers Profile, Cricketer?s Biography, Cricket Player?s Biography, World Cup, T20, ODI
Tata DoCoMo Lets You Watch 10 Hours Of Free Live Cricket
2010-12-01 11:10:00
As if being first to launch 3G, and a 1 week free trial wasn’t enough, Tata DoCoMo is now making another attempt to drive 3G adoption. This time they’re using India’s Favourite Game as the carrot on a stick. All Tata DoCoMo users with 3G handsets, in towns where DoCoMo offers 3G, can watch 10 hours of Live Cricket during the ongoing India VS New Zealand ODI series for free. The offer can be availed on all match days – 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th. In order to watch the action, users will have to agree to subscribe to a Rs.30 weekly pack – a charge that recurs weekly. And they will be moved to this weekly pack after the 10 hours has been used up or on 11th December – whichever comes first. For those not interested in subscribing, you can unsubscribe from the free offer before the expiry of 10 hours or 11th December and you will not be charged. Existing DoCoMo Mobile TV users can also make use of this offer. They will not be charged for 10 hours of cricket on Doordarshan. The ...
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Reliance Launches Voice Based Cricket Game – Cwicket!
2010-11-16 13:20:00
Reliance Communications has just introduced a new way to play cricket from a mobile phone. It has launched ‘Cwicket’, a voice based, multilingual (English and Hindi) game. Reliance users or players have to subscribe to the game. Matches take place as part of India Ka Public League and after registering the user can choose any one of 10 different teams in the competition. Kolkata Kite Flyers, Bangalore Techies and Chennai Super Annas are just three of the teams in this game. Mr Anil Pande, Head – VAS, Reliance Communications said the following about Cwicket,“ No other sport in India can claim the position of cricket in respect to its popularity. Cricket games have been available on Internet and mobile through WAP. India being a multilingual country, we have partnered with DialFy Technologies, a Voice based Services Company, to launch Cwicket. Cwicket is the first major voice based service to play cricket on mobile through language of one’s choice” . Don&rsquo...
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