Cricinfo is now part of ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports – A leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.
ESPNcricinfo is the world’s leading online destination for cricket and among the world’s top five most-visited single-sport online destinations. Founded in 1993 and acquired by ESPN in 2007, ESPNcricinfo is available to cricket fans through online media and on a host of mobile platforms and handheld devices.
Among the extensive and pioneering audio and video offerings are Hawkeye simulations of real-time action, in-match pictures, weekly podcasts (including Switch Hit), plus exclusive player interviews and video blogs from leading cricket fans, ex-players, and more.
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Cricinfo The Home Of Cricket
Set up in 1996, Cricinfo is the world’s leading cricket website, followed by millions around the globe. It provides cricket content for various platforms globally – from TV to mobile phones. Cricinfo is a part of ESPN. The Worldwide Leader in Sports remains the leading multinational hypermedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.
Now a wholly owned subsidiary of ESPN Inc., the world’s leading multimedia sports entertainment company. ESPNcricinfo is available to cricket fans through online media and on a host of mobile platforms and handheld devices. ESPNcricinfo has a thriving user community and reaches over 20 million users every month.
History of Cricinfo
CricInfo remained launched on 15 March 1993 by Simon King, a British investigator at the University of Minnesota. And it stood raised with help from students and researchers at universities worldwide. Contrary to some reports, Badri Seshadri. Who remained instrumental in CricInfo’s early growth, did not become involved in CricInfo until months after its founding.
The site relied on contributions from fans worldwide who spent hours compiling electronic scorecards, contributing them to CricInfo’s comprehensive archive, and keying in live scores from games worldwide using CricInfo’s scoring software, “Dougie.” In 2000, Cricinfo’s assessed worth was $150 million; though, it faced difficulties the following year due to the dotcom crash.
Cricinfo’s significant development in the 1990s made it a gorgeous site for investors during the top of the dotcom boom, and in 2000 it received a $37 million value of Satyam Infoway Ltd. shares in exchange for a 25% stake in the firm (a valuation of around £100 million).
ESPNcricinfo contains various news, blogs, videos, and fantasy sports games. Its most prominent feature is its liveblogs of cricket matches, which include many scorecard options. Allowing readers to track such game features as wagon wheels and enterprise breakdowns.
For each round, the live scores remain accompanied by a bulletin. Which details the match’s turning points and some off-field events. The site also offered Cricinfo 3D, a feature that utilizes a match’s scoring data to generate a 3D animated live game simulation.
Regular columns on ESPNcricinfo comprise “All Today’s Yesterdays,” an “On this day” column fixing historical cricket events. And “Quote Unquote,” which features notable quotes from cricketers and cricket managers. “Ask Steven” is a weekly support published on Tues in which Steven Lynch answers users’ queries on all things cricket.
In September 2021, ESPNCricinfo hurled AskCricinfo, a natural language search tool, to help explore cricket stats. ESPNcricinfo’s popularity remained further demonstrated on 24 February 2010. When the site could not grip the heavy traffic experienced after Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar broke the highest the top individual score in a men’s One Day International matches with 200*.