Simon King - user name "coolpom" - launches Cricinfo as a bot on the IRC channel #cricket, where visitors to the channel can access a score update on request.
King gets a call from Mick Jagger asking for live coverage of an ODI tournament featuring England in Sharjah. Cricinfo ties up with Jagged Internetworks, buys TV rights and broadcasts that tournament and a few others. The coverage is live audio commentary accompanied by a slideshow of images from the matches (one frame every five seconds).
While Cricinfo is not "official" for the World Cup in England the site, for the first time, features extensive advertising sales.
Cricinfo gives Zimbabwe Cricket £80,000, doubling the country's annual cricket development budget.
Cricinfo sponsors the Women's World Cup; matches are streamed live, creating tremendous interest in the event.
Statsguru is launched. One of the most popular features on Cricinfo even today, the dedicated database query tool gives readers free access to all sorts of statistics related to players and teams.
Cricinfo is bought by the Wisden Group during the 2003 World Cup, with Sambit Bal taking over as editor. The website is redesigned.
Cricinfo Mobile gets off the ground. The service includes Cricinfo Genie, which delivers live ball-by-ball simulations of games, and 3D, live three-dimensional animation.
ESPNcricinfo diversifies across media, with a book on Rahul Dravid, who has retired recently, and apps for the iPad and mobile.
New ventures in social and interactive media with the launch of the fan microsite The Stands; a social-media scorecard, Match Companion; and The Cordon, an enhanced blogs section. The third ESPNcricinfo book, Talking Cricket, a collection of interviews with current and former players, is published.