Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ESPN takes over leading cricket website ‘Cricinfo’

Who haven't heard the names of ESPN and 'Cricinfo'. ESPN is the leading sports broadcaster and holder of international rights. While 'Cricinfo' is the pioneering cricket website. EsPN and 'Cricinfo' both are surely going to be benefited by this takeover of 'Cricinfo' by ESPN.

"Growing our business in the on-line world is vital for us to serve sports fans. Cricinfo is a tremendous property with a great fan base and it will be a strong addition to ESPN," Russell Wolff, managing director of ESPN International, said in a statement on 'Cricinfo' on Monday.
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"Cricinfo has developed into a significant cricket brand in its own right, combining huge global popularity with strong commercial success. ESPN is a major sports broadcaster and international rights holder and will provide the perfect environment for Cricinfo to further realise its enormous potential," Mark Getty, director of the Wisden Group which owns the website, said.

Cricinfo was launched in 1993 as an online community of cricket fans to supply cricket-related information on a voluntary basis.

Now for sure, Cricinfo is going to have a lot of great news and information which are currently under rights of ESPN.
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