Cricket Hong Kong signs three-way streaming partnership

Cricket Hong Kong signs three-way streaming partnershipCricket Hong Kong has entered into a digital and streaming partnership with professional services company Accenture and Cricket Australia for the upcoming Hong Kong World Sixes and Hong Kong T20 Blitz.

Under the collaboration, Accenture and Cricket Australia will deliver the first official Cricket Hong Kong mobile app for both iOS and Android.

This app will provide cricket fans with video on demand, exclusive interviews with the participating teams and players and the latest news on both tournaments, the Sixes and the Blitz.

Users will be able to access comprehensive match statistics and live text commentary, capturing team, player and match data.

The Sixes 2.0 tournament on the weekend will be its first staging since 2012. Fans inside the host venue the Kowloon Cricket Club, host venue for the Sixes, will be able to download and explore the app using the free Wi-Fi provided by the tournament. It will feature eight international teams taking part in 23 45-minute matches.

“Through a collaborative contract with Accenture and Cricket Australia, we are providing innovative ways for fans to engage with the sport. This is an essential part of our wider vision to become an innovation leader in the game and fulfils our commitment to not just returning the Sixes to this year’s sporting calendar but in reinventing it for a new era in the game,” Cricket Hong Kong director Jonathan Cummings said.

“Our vision is to introduce our showcase events to new audiences around the world and we are confident that we will be able to do that by working closely with our new partners, who have already had a great deal of success in revolutionising the landscape for the sport.”