Online Coverage of Cricket Satisfactory?

Cricket itself has degraded the quality of matches due to various reasons and unfortunately India is in the forefront of that;

  • Match Fixing
  • Cheating and being  biased
  • Having roads as pitches where it’s not adding any value to cricket.
  • Not behaving like gentlemen on and off the field.
  • Of course the ill handling of online media and social media

Let’s look at the last point only and try to elaborate more on it and not go into argument about the others. I just watched the last moments of the Ind Vs Aus match accidentally and was shocked to see the scores people have got in the last match and also during the series.  Inability to bowl in good pitches seems to have lead India to make the wickets become more and more closer to roads 🙂

But the funny part is these performances were praised by every website and social media related to them. So why is this happening… simple… they are again run by Indians. So… do you get the proper information/news when you access these sites? Absolutely No. But, unfortunately there are no proper alternatives to websites like cricinfo.

So biased that you can call cricinfo = cricindia

So even if we spread the news around there will be no alternatives, not enough coverage of matches, no mobile apps (Android, iPhone, Mobile Web, Etc.).

But this is to wake everyone up and to get you thinking in the right direction so that there will be a buzz around. May be to promote a less quality but less biased alternative which has the potential to grow…

RIP Tony Greig

One of the few who really supported the truth and justice in cricket, instead of being bias to the white skin and the “rrr” English speakers. We will miss you and cricket will not be the same without you “Tony Greig“.

Last Tweet of Tony;

This is what different sources had to say about Tony;


Cricketers on Twitter

Cricket world cup is started and everyone over here is shivering with the cricket fever. So I also decided to do some digging on the cricketers who are on Twitter. Many cricketers are using twitter as a tool to market themselves which is seen mostly with the Indian cricketers and they do make statements on twitter that really goes to the public.

Examples being the Randiv, Sehwag No Ball incident where Sehwag made randiv the culprit using just one tweet no one even bothered to see the other side of th story and believed the social media and the online anti Randiv campaigns. Which emphasizes  the incorrect usage of Social Media can really send the bad information to people.

The other incident which is ralated with twitter is the “Kevin Pietersen Twitter rant” where Pietersen (@kevinpp24) has used the “F” word to tweet the dissapointment of his drop-off. He immediately took that off and later announced that it was a direct message which was tweeted mistakenly 🙂

Cricketers on Twitter

Picture from: Guardian

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