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Cricbuzz is an Indian cricket summary website own by Times Internet. It features news, articles and live attention of cricket matches, with videos, text comment, player stats and team rankings. Their website also offers a mobile app. Cricbuzz is one of India’s most popular mobile apps for cricket news and scores, and the site was the seventh most-searched-for site in India in 2014. The mobile app has over 100 million copies as of February 2022. And the website is use by more than 50 million users worldwide, generating 2.6 billion page visions in Jan 2015.
Times Internet Acquires Cricbuzz
Times Internet, India’s largest digital network, has acquired majority stake in Cricbuzz.com. GoCricket.com (Times Internet’s cricket website) and Cricbuzz will now merge.
Founded in 2004 by Pankaj Chhaparwal, Piyush Aggarwal and Praveen Hegde. Cricbuzz is now one of the most sought-after cricket destinations in the digital market. GoCricket, launched by Times Internet earlier this year, has enjoyed some success. Their services include live streaming IPL (Indian Premier League) matches across devices.
Speaking on the development, Cricbuzz CEO Pankaj Chaparwal said, “We are delighted to join The Times Internet. Given their leadership in digital, this will be a great boost to grow the user base and provide unmatched cricket content to Cricbuzz customers.”
Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet, said, “We are always looking for great businesses that can expand in a meaningful way in a mobile-first world. Despite being a start-up, Cricbus is a thriving and growing business at a significant scale. GoCricket’s resources are an excellent way to capitalize on the growing interest in India’s favorite sport across mobile devices. We want to build a cricket franchise.
In a report published on the GoCricket site, “Times Internet is expected to leverage Cricbuzz’s strong loyalty and expertise in the cricket domain and rich editorial content across text, photos and videos to create a better user experience around cricket.” This is the fifth acquisition of the year.
When England had a ball
Ahead of the final of World Cup 2022, the battle lines had outwardly been drawn with a great focus on the fight between England’s batting and Pakistan’s bowling that would select the leader. That face-off remained a display by itself with Pakistan gamely striving to protect a total of 137 and nearly drawing it off until a freak injury to Shaheen Afridi, and Ben Fuels upset their plans.
But this part, and the scores, felt like a twist added to a climax that had maybe now gotten an finale. Would future allow in their post game press interactions, had fallen well short of a target that they were judging.
They had been deprived of, by England’s best suit of the contest – their death bowling. This has been done before in an almost identical script. A few threatening hits from the opposition were nipped in the bud and Adil Rashid followed up with a masterclass middle over with a death-over block. In that match against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground, England found Sam Curran’s slow balls dominant in their final overs. The pitch was a used one, off pace but Sri Lanka’s hitters were getting out in the deep more often.
Boult Guptill Dropped For India Series
New Zealand have dropped veterans Trent Boult and Martin Guptill for their upcoming limited-overs assignment against India at home. Although Boult’s decision to opt out of his NZC contract in August this year had an effect on his exclusion, Guptill’s future in international cricket remains uncertain.
Guptill was part of the T20 squad for the recent World Cup in Australia, but his place at the top of the order has been taken over by Finn Allen. As a result, Guptill, who has been a regular part of the playing XI for New Zealand in ICC tournaments for many years, did not play even once in the tournament. The 36-year-old Guptill is the third-highest New Zealander in ODIs with 7346 runs at an average of 41.73. Allen’s rise to the ODI and T20I squads for these six white-ball games has seen Guptill spare enough.
30-year-old fast bowler Adam Milne has been chosen in both teams and is possible to play his first ODI in five years. Kyle Jamison and Ben Sears were not consider for selection due to injuries, while Jimmy Neesham will be left out of the squad for the third ODI in preparation for his wedding. The all-rounder will be replace by Henry Nicholls in that final match.
T20I squad: Kane Williamson
While confirming Boult has been dropped in favor of players with central pacts, Stead also refused to close the door on the two veterans. “When Trent chose out of his NZC contract in August, we indicated that players with central or domestic contracts would be preferred and that’s. What happened here,” he said. “We all know about Trent’s world-class talent, but at this time – as we build for more global events – we want to provide opportunities and experiences for others.
“Finn’s emergence and success at the top of the order in white-ball cricket means missing out on a guy of Martin Guptill’s class – that’s the nature of the high-performance sport. With the 50-over World Cup fewer than a year away. We want to give Finn every opportunity to gain ODI experience, especially against quality opposition like India, for both these players. The message is that there is a lot of international cricket ahead and the door is surely not close to them.
India’s tour begins with a T20I in Wellington on Friday (November 18). Before the sides move to Tauranga and Napier for the following two matches of the series. It will be follow by a three-match ODI series that will conclude on November 30. With some senior players rested on tour, Hardik Pandya has been name as the captain of the T20I side, while Shikhar Dhawan will lead the way in ODIs.
Live – IPL 2023 retentions
All the ten franchises set to disclose their retentions today. The deadline is 5 PM IST. Clip updates here.
Bravo may get the axe
Chennai Super Kings, who made headlines only for. Ravindra Jadeja’s rift, may make headlines for two big issues, and surprisingly, one of them might be Dwayne Bravo.
The former West Indies all-rounder. Who bought the four-time champions for Rs 4.40 crore, is believe to be on the ‘hit list’. Bravo is seriously considering a release, though no confirmation has come from the franchise. Ambati Rayudu and Chris Jordan are the other two players facing the axe. While he was bought for Rs 6.75 crore, Jordan, one of the stars of the just-conclude. World Cup finals, went for Rs 3.60 in the mega auction.
Pollard retires from IPL
It is a blockbuster news. Mumbai Indians announced that Kieron Pollard has retired from IPL. Pollard’s decision comes after the franchise decided to let him go. In a statement, the veteran revealed that he understands. The franchise’s decision and cannot see it turning against them on the field. However, the West Indies all-rounder will represent their. South African franchise in the inaugural. SA20 and join the coaching staff of Mumbai Indians in the IPL as their hitting coach for the upcoming season.
Are SRH parting ways with Williamson?
The big talk ahead of the release deadline is about Kane Williamson. During an online interaction with the media on. Tuesday morning, the New Zealand skipper appear to suggest that. He was aware of the franchise’s decision not to renew his contract. “We have discussed and the announcement will be made,” Williamson told Cricbuzz in a one-on-one chat as the deadline approach. As a batsman, he scored just 216 runs from 13 matches last season, not the value for money an. IPL franchise would expect after retaining him for Rs 14 crore. Has he made an impact as a hero? The team finished eighth last season.