Yahoo !! is now ICC’s official online partner.

Posted: February 19, 2009 in Tech in Sports
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For all you Cricket Buffs here is some good news!! 🙂

Yahoo!!! India and the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a 3-year partnership through which Yahoo! will have access to exclusive images, videos, interviews and player chats around all major ICC events. According to the press release, for the next 3 years, users can go to iccevents for information on all ICC tournaments including the ICC World, Twenty20, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Cricket World Cup. Yahoo! also launched a new global cricket website, that includes updates, images, match schedules and player profiles from the world of cricket.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat commented “In today’s technology-driven world, this is a massive boost for the ICC and cricket. Not only do we get another vibrant and committed commercial partner on board but this deal also ensures cricket fans will benefit from Yahoo’s already established popularity and enormous reach across the cyber world. The ICC corporate website and the various event sites that will spring from this partnership will set a new benchmark for innovation and user interaction to ensure that people who choose to follow their team online are rewarded with an entertaining and exciting experience.”

The ICC corporate Web site and the various event sites that will spring from this partnership will set a new benchmark for innovation and user interaction to ensure that people who choose to follow their team online are rewarded with an entertaining and exciting experience,” Lorgat said.

Former India captain Rahul Dravid, who attended the launch of ICC’s new online destination, said the internet had become a popular way for fans to enjoy cricket.

“Live scoring is a great way to keep in touch with matches that are going on and it’s a great medium for sharing opinions and information about games and players,” Dravid said.

Yahoo with its massive reach, coupled with exclusive content from ICC, Yahoo! will make the game accessible to millions of cricket lovers..

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