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CricHQ teams up with Nokia in India

April 13, 2014

NokiaCricHQ (crichq.com), the New Zealand-based cricket technology company, is set to expand its reach into cricket-mad India after inking a deal with mobile handset giant Nokia.

 The new deal will see CricHQ’s cricket-scoring technology co-developed by Nokia and CricHQ and then integrated into the Nokia X, Nokia Lumia and Nokia Asha range of phones in time for the upcoming Indian Premier League next month.

 CricHQ chief executive Simon Baker said the timing of the deal could not be better for Indian cricket fans with Nokia handsets in their pockets. “The highest profile cricket tournament in the world is getting under way in India at the same time as we’re launching a cricket app on Nokia’s new series of phones.”

 Baker said Nokia presents CricHQ with an opportunity to massively increase user numbers in India where there are more than 900 million mobile phones.

 “Nokia has a huge loyal user base in India and we’re confident the many cricket lovers among its users will be impressed with what CricHQ has to offer, especially as IPL fever sweeps through the nation in April,” he said. “If we do a good job of capturing this audience through our cricket-specific technology, we believe CricHQ has the potential to become a household name in India.”

 Nokia and CricHQ will co-operate in marketing campaigns and the CricHQ app will be featured in the Nokia app store and across the mobile company’s digital platform.

 Nokia’s vast technology ecosystem is one of the most powerful marketing channels in the world,” Baker said. “We’re looking forward to working with the Nokia team, we love working in India and we’re really excited about the potential of the deal.”

Read more on Stuff.co.nz.

The Austrian Cricket Association to use CricHQ Administration Module

April 9, 2014
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AustriaAs part of the relaunch and redesign of its website, the Austrian Cricket Association (ÖCV-ACA) has selected CricHQ’s system for Competition Management to help improve the quality of scorecards submitted and to ensure that statistics for ACA Competitions can be updated and made accessible online.

The Austrian Cricket Association joins a growing number of National and Regional Cricket Associations using the crichq system, which will also be used during the forthcoming ICC Europe Division 2 tournament in Essex, in which the Austrian National Team will be participating. The system also offers clubs the chance to score games live using Android and iOS apps, although this will not be compulsory in the initial stages of the project. After an initial stage of populating the administration database with players, competitions, grounds and fixtures, there will be a formal presentation to member clubs of the capabilities of the software, which will also make it easier to submit scorecards, while also providing member clubs with content for their own websites, that will ensure that club websites can be kept up-to-date.

 

CricHQ announces BBM Channel

March 26, 2014
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CricHQ BBM channel New Zealand-based cricket technology company CricHQ (crichq.com) today announced that the company’s content will be accessible on a new BBM™ Channel on the popular mobile messaging service.

CricHQ chief executive Simon Baker said the new BBM Channels feature has provided the tech company with another important platform to showcase its wares. “It’s exciting to think about CricHQ being integrated with BBM – with millions of people around the world using the service, the potential is huge for us. We’re looking forward to getting our technology in front of BlackBerry cricket lovers.”

Baker said there were also exciting opportunities in the Indian market as CricHQ’s live scoring, competition management and CRM system for cricket is going to be made available to BlackBerry’s customer base.

“India loves cricket, and Indians love their BlackBerry smartphones so there’s some fertile middle ground for CricHQ in the sub-continent,” said Baker. “We also want to get the corporate market in India excited about what we have to offer – corporate cricket is massive in that part of the world and CricHQ could revolutionise almost every aspect of it.”

BBM Channels, a feature launched late last year, will help CricHQ build a community with users on BBM.

“We are thrilled to work with CricHQ and welcome the launch of their new BBM Channel. BBM Channels is a great new way for well-loved organizations, such as CricHQ, to connect with fans and build out their community. We expect cricket fans will be highly engaged on the channel, discussing and sharing their thoughts with others in the community,” said Krishnadeep Baruah, Senior Marketing Director for BBM in Asia Pacific at BlackBerry.

Join CricHQ on BBM by searching for our pin: C001A43D9

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Win this Summer with Fujitsu Heat Pumps

February 3, 2014
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fujitsuMvpTo celebrate all the MVP performances throughout the season, Fujitsu General have offered Clubs, Schools and Individuals in New Zealand the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

There are two chances to WIN!

• Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Club of the Summer’

This season all ‘Match MVP’ winners earn their Club or School one entry in the draw to WIN a fully installed Fujitsu Heat Pump.

Details: The player, who is calculated as the leading Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP from each match completed and loaded into CricHQ, will automatically earn their Club or School an entry into the draw.

• Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Player of the Summer’

Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP winners for every Competition and Team will earn one entry to WIN a fantastic ‘Cricket Equipment’ pack.

Details: The player, who is calculated as the winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP rankings for each Competition and Team loaded into CricHQ, will automatically earn an entry into the draw for the ‘cricket equipment prize pack’.

Competition Terms and Conditions
• Both prize draws will be made under supervision of the Promoters on the 25th March 2014.
• The promotion is limited to clubs, schools and players that are from ‘verified’ matches loaded into CricHQ.com prior to 25th March 2014.
• The winners agree to participate in such promotional activity and material as the Promoters may require. This may include an official presentation, photos, press releases, or any other such activity, as agreed, for the purposes of promotion.
• The Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Club of the Summer’ prize is only open to New Zealand affiliated clubs and schools.
• The prize of a ‘fully in

stalled Fujitsu Heat Pump’ may be used to generate funds for the club by way of auction or other such activity, provided it is agreed in advance, in writing, by the Promoters (permission may be granted in full, with restrictions or with conditions, at the sole discretion of the Promoters).
• The Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Player of the Summer’ draw is only open to players from New Zealand affiliated clubs and schools
• The Promoter’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
• Prizes are not transferable.
• Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or any other prize, unless agreed as per clause 5 above.
• The Promoters reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
• The Promoters may send you information from time to time. If you no longer wish to receive communications you are welcome to opt out at any time.
• The Promoter will not disclose, sell, share or distribute details of entrants to any third party. The rights of entrants are protected by privacy laws in New Zealand.

• This competition is organised by The Cricket Players Association, Auckland; CricHQ Limited, Wellington and Fujitsu General Limited (the Promoters)

Find out more about Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP, and follow the leader boards at www.crichq.com or www.procricket.co.nz

ACF Announce Partnership with CricHQ

January 16, 2014

ACF-Logo-FinalprThe American Cricket Federation (ACF) has announced a partnership with CricHQ under which the cricket technology company will provide online scoring, competition and tournament management for all ACF cricket across the country.

ACF CEO Jamie Harrison said, “The addition of CricHQ to the ACF team will make the American Cricket Champions League, the ACF National Championship Tournament and other ACF competitions available to a worldwide audience in real-time. The ability to capture, compile and compare data on players and leagues will also be critical going forward as we build an American cricket product for an American cricket audience.

“I am also happy to announce that through this agreement, ACF member leagues will receive access to the same CricHQ package at a significant discount.”

ACF member league Florida Cricket Conference has already demonstrated what is possible by integrating the CricHQ software into its recently redesigned website.

Khalid Motiwala, CEO Florida Cricket Conference (FCC), expressed his delight at the easy integration of CricHQ with their revamped website. As a partner with FCC, ACF and CricHQ keenly collaborated with the member league by sharing expert technical expertise during their website update project.
FCC at CricHQ

“Florida Cricket Conference is proud to partner with the American Cricket Federation. The partnership has already paid dividends to the FCC, our teams, and fans in the form of phenomenal updates to our website and access/integration to CricHQ on the site that allows our teams and fans to follow matches live on the internet. We look forward to continuing our partnership with ACF as the sky is the limit on what they can accomplish.”

The new FCC website can be viewed at: http://www.florida-cricket.com.

CricHQ Chief Executive Simon Baker said, “We’re looking forward to providing some new and exciting technologies to the ACF and it’s affiliated leagues. The passion for cricket in the United States is evident and we at CricHQ are driven by that very same passion.

“Our integrated competition management and live scoring system will ensure that live match data, points tables, and professional level stats and analysis are available at all levels for ACF players and fans to consume. Leagues will now be able to minimize the complexities, time and money required to manage the game while creating next-level cricketing content.”

 

About ACF

The American Cricket Federation’s mission is to inspire Americans to play and to excel at cricket and to make cricket the preeminent bat-and-ball sport in the United States.

ACF will achieve this by partnering with players, fans, clubs, leagues, corporations, state and local governments, schools and colleges across the nation, and providing educational, technical, logistical and financial support to its members and creating resources that will serve to enhance the quality of cricket, events and infrastructure.

ACF will uphold and promote cricket’s values of transparency, inclusiveness and fairness.

ACF can be reached at contactus@americancricketfederation.org

About CricHQ

CricHQ was founded in 2010 and today has 80+ staff in 7 countries. Our staff love, live and play cricket. Developed by cricketers for cricketers the CricHQ technology platform delivers benefits to everyone in the cricketing community.

National governing bodies, domestic and regional associations and clubs utilize our cricket administration module to help them manage their cricket competitions and data. Scorers and coaches utilize both our web and mobile-based technology to score matches and deliver improved coaching at all levels. Players and fans can follow the game better than ever before and enjoy a level of statistical information, live matches, online profiles and media content previously unavailable.

From grass roots to grandstands CricHQ is becoming the online home of cricket.

Source: http://www.americancricketfederation.org/

CricHQ and Caltex with Techron announce the “5 star performance” campaign.

January 12, 2014
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Caltex Techron Power PlayersCricHQ and Caltex with Techron are excited to announce a new campaign to reward “5 star” cricket performances. Club and school players throughout New Zealand will be eligible to win a $5 Caltex StarCash card if their match is scored as part of a verified CricHQ fixture and the required information is captured.

The 5 Star Performance campaign will run through to the end of March 2014, and they have decided to backdate the programme to include winners since November 2013.

The Caltex with Techron awards will be issued to a ‘Batsman’ and ‘Bowler’ in each team at every fixture. These will be based on power and economy performances – two key benefits of Caltex with Techron – the 5 Star Fuel.

The “Power Batsman of the Day” will be awarded to the player in the team who hits the most boundaries in a match, while the “Economy Bowler of the Day” award is for the player who has the best bowling economy rate.

Each week the winning players will be notified by email, to the address they have associated with their CricHQ profile. Once the player replies with their postal address a $5 Caltex StarCash card will be delivered free of charge in the post.

In the case of no email address being associated with the player; their team administrator will be notified via email instead.

Caltex StarCash cards can be redeemed at any participating Caltex Service station around the country and can be used to purchase fuel, food, drinks and other items.

CricHQ releases updated iOS app

November 24, 2013
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NZ-SL-facebook prCricHQ are excited to announce the release of the most advanced CricHQ app yet, iOS version 4.5.0.

At the culmination of many months’ hard work by CricHQ’s development team, this latest release includes integrating advanced statistical calculations which have been developed by one of cricket’s leading sports statistical researchers.

Commenting on this latest release, CricHQ CE Simon Baker said:

“Our goal is to deliver a unique experience to the cricket community via an easy-to-use platform and data normally only accessible at the elite level. The predictive analysis features we’ve developed and incorporated into our iOS app update put us in a great position to achieve this goal.”

Users now have performance diagnostics in the form of CricHQ projections. These predict a batting team’s projected score and winning probability, and are updated on a ball-by-ball basis. They also allow for the impact of in-match events to be factored into a match’s predicted outcome, meaning that as the match progresses and more data is collected, the predictions are updated and the margins of error reduce.

CricHQ have also enhanced the live scorecard screen. This improved scorecard allows cricket fans to easily follow the fortunes of their favourite teams throughout the match with live updates, ball-by-ball commentary and a scorecard summary. The scorecard summary section has also had a makeover with the graphs and wagon wheels now able to be manipulated in real time to see individual performances.

Speaking about the iOS 4.5.0 update, Baker said:

“To date our focus has been on providing the best cricket scoring application available. Although scoring on the app continues to be the market leader, we now feel our app provides the most advanced way to follow cricket from around the world, at the grassroots right the way through to international cricket.”

For users who already have the CricHQ iOS app they simply need to update to the latest version to enjoy these benefits, while new users can now download this version of the app in the Apple app store free of charge.

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