Cricinfo the home of cricket
Set up in 1996, Cricinfo is the world's leading cricket website followed by millions around the world and provides cricket content for a variety of platforms globally - from TV to mobile phones. Cricinfo is a part of ESPN. The Worldwide Leader in Sports is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.
Our Vision is to be the world's number one cricket media company. We strive to be the most accurate, complete, innovative and accessible global source for cricket content.
Our Mission is to connect people to their passion by informing and entertaining cricket lovers around the world. We pursue this mission by enabling our people to combine their passion for cricket with their professional expertise in an environment that encourages freedom and creativity.
Dates and Timeline
Cricinfo establishes a huge user base, driven by the growth of international cricket, in particular the following for the 1996 and 1999 ICC Cricket World Cups.
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Life at ESPNcricinfo began when I got an internship opportunity for my semester project, which later got converted to a full time position as a software developer. I got compelled to apply here, as I couldn't imagine a better place to be or ever be bored of sports, unlike the work in other IT sectors.
Being a geek, I was always fascinated by new technologies and large scale public facing web applications. Getting an opportunity to do that, way before I was out of college, at a place with work flexibility, scope for growth, to be trusted with responsibilities, to be able to work on nothing else but Cricket, F1 and other sports, in a company such as ESPN, it is an enthralling experience.
At the end of the day, the satisfaction of seeing what I developed being served to millions of sports fans and to be the subject of a little bit of envy among friends is priceless.