If you love to follow international cricket, you’ve probably heard of the website Cricinfo. It has live scores and updates on every match from all over the world. You can even follow the match with ball-by-ball text commentary. However, you may be wondering if Cricinfo really covers all the matches? If so, read on to find out. Also, read on to learn more about this website’s history and how it came to be.
Initially, Cricinfo is run by Simon King. He first conceived the project as a web service and began developing it on IRC (an early version of the World Wide Web). The site is now hosted on a gopher server in the Oregon Graduate Institute, where a team of research professors and university students maintain the database and contribute to the site. Currently, there are over 40,000 registered users of the site.
In 2011, a group of investors, including Cricketer magazine, decided to buy Cricinfo and merge it with Cricketer. The two men then presented a white paper proposing a merger between Cricketer and Cricinfo. The company was not interested, but they eventually agreed to combine the two. Cricketer magazine’s CEO, Declan Murphy, was irate. The board agreed to the deal. The deal was announced on March 19, 2016.
In the early years of Cricinfo, the site hosted sponsored fantasy leagues. The first fantasy league was a subscription-based one, where users paid PS5 to enter the tournament. In 1993, the site was acquired by Paul Getty, an American millionaire. In exchange for his investment, Getty helped finance the redevelopment of Lord’s. The Wisden Group acquired Cricinfo in 2003. These two companies are now synonymous with cricket.