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We now have RSS feeds for all 55,000 players (and counting); every team, nation & country; all series (future and past) and every ground in the world. Whenever our journalists write anything related to your favourite player, team, country - even match - you can be alerted by RSS. Just look out for this icon and add the corresponding link to your favourite reader. Here are some popular feeds for our countries, players and series, and there's more information on RSS below.
Global news feed: All countries; all stories
Live matches: All our live scorecards by RSS
Head over to the Magazine and subscribe to your favourite columnists and columns. Sambit Bal, Ian Chappell, Harsha Bhogle or any other writer and contributor (just click "about this writer" to grab the feed). Or you can keep an eye on our columns, such as Rewind, Numbers Game or ESPNcricinfo XI.
Now all this information is available to you, it gives you the opportunity to mix and match your own feeds using services like Yahoo! Pipes. For instance, here is one we did which combines every county in England and funnels it into one feed. Here's another we've done for all our Associate countries. If you mash any interesting combinations, let us know through the feedback link at the bottom of the page.
RSS (or Atom, or feeds, or XML as they are also known) allow you to be told when websites have added new content. So whenever a piece about Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen or any other of our 55,000 players is written, you'll be notified with a brief synopsis into your feed reader. The same goes for any domestic or international series, or teams from Derbyshire to Delhi; Argentina to Australia. You can then click through and be taken directly to the article.
The BBC describes RSS as follows. "There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people."
It is not a replacement to browsing but an addition, keeping you informed of the latest news and allowing you to choose what you read and when you read it.
We hope you enjoy it.
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