Recent Trends in Local Cricket Tournaments
We have seen a lot of changes in the international cricket with the application of latest technologies over time. The advancement in technology is making cricket more efficient, accurate and is helping in reaching to a wider fan audience than ever. Some of these changes are quickly being adopted in local cricket events.
Major local cricket tournaments are using advanced technologies in cricket such as digital scoring(online scoring), video broadcasting, etc. But for some cricket enthusiasts, it’s still a hesitant move towards these tools. Why? The misconception about the cost and the complexity of the tools. They deprive themselves by thinking all these stuff.
In reality, all these tools come with wide range of options in terms of costs and user-friendliness. If you find the OPPORTUNITY, explore these easily available latest technologies and enhance your cricket tournaments, attract a larger audience then see the magic. Sponsors will be attracted towards your leagues to reach their target audience through these channels and you don’t have to chase them anymore.
Let us talk about major trends in local cricket tournaments.
Online Cricket Scoring
Traditional scorekeeping on a paper-based scorebook is long gone. Even the smallest format tournament such as box-cricket leagues uses online cricket scoring platforms for their tournament.
It is easy to use, give you in-depth analysis and you can maintain all your cricket stats or scores on the same account(includes tournament, teams and player profiles) in future. Most importantly engage with the participants by providing real-time scores online which can be accessed from anywhere on their smartphones.
What is an online cricket scoring platform?
An online cricket scoring platform is an online tool helps you to record, publish and retrieve cricket scores for a match. Your audience can see the live score of a match through this platform.
Based on the score, you can see the complete statistics of a match. This includes pie chart, wagon wheel, ball by ball commentary, top batsman, top bowler and lot more. If you used Cricbuzz or ESPNCricinfo to follow a cricket match you will get the idea.
How should you get started with an online cricket scoring platform?
It is easy.
- Sign up to any of the scoring platforms
- Create your first tournament
- Add teams
- Add players to those teams
- Create schedule
- On the match day, score the matches on the mobile app from a smartphone or a tablet
That’s it! I told you it’s easy. Look at Chauka scoring app’s interface (see the image below).
If you want to give it a try, you can refer to this User Guide to set up your tournament in under 15 minutes.
Live Video Streaming
Cricket organizers live stream the cricket matches to extend their reach online by giving them the audience a chance to see the matches in real time from other locations. It can be done using the free services available such as Youtube or Facebook.
Adding to this, Chauka’s live streaming services include video highlights, professional score overlays, and ball by ball indexing to see the highlights by the player, ball type & dismissals without having to watch the entire match.
Cricket organizers look at the live video streaming as an opportunity to raise the standard of their cricket tournaments. Which also gives them a chance to attract and brand the local sponsors to reach their potential target audience through overlay ads on the video stream.
Live Scoring-Powered Website and Mobile App
Most of the major local cricket tournaments have their own mobile app and website(examples). Along with providing them a unique online presence, it will also help them connect with their existing fans and attract more sponsors.
Chauka builds live scoring powered website and mobile for cricket tournaments. Here are the key benefits of having a Chauka Live Scoring Powered League Website and/or Mobile App
- Live match updates & stats powered by Chauka
- All your tournaments & stats will be in one place
- Teams’ & Players’ profile enhances audience engagement
- Opportunity to promote your sponsors
- WordPress based Mobile Friendly Website
- SEO optimized
- Sticky scorecard to see live and upcoming tournaments, points, and results
Hiring Professional cricket umpires
Hiring professional cricket umpires is not a new trend in local cricket matches. But it is worth mentioning here. Umpires take a significant role resolving a dispute in the cricket field which is more like to occur in amateur level cricket tournaments. A local cricket match requires at least two umpires to run the games smoothly.
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