Cricbuzz

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Cricbuzz
Cricbuzz Logo.svg
Screenshot
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Type of site
Sports website exclusively for Cricket
Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali
Headquarters Bangalore, India [1]
Owner Times Internet
Created by
  • Pankaj Chhaparwal
  • Piyush Agrawal
  • Pravin Hegde
Parent The Times Group
URL www.cricbuzz.com OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
CommercialYes (Non-subscription Ad revenue)
RegistrationOptional
Users 50 million (January 2018) [2]
Launched1 November 2004;19 years ago (2004-11-01)
Current statusActive

Cricbuzz is an Indian cricket news website owned by Times Internet. It features news, articles and live coverage of cricket matches including videos, text commentary, player stats and team rankings. Their website also offers a mobile app. [3]

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Cricbuzz is one of the most popular mobile apps for cricket news and scores. [4] The site was the seventh most searched for site in India in 2014. [5] The mobile app has over 100 million downloads as of February 2022 and the website is used by more than 50 million users worldwide, generating 2.6 billion page views in Jan 2015. [6]

History

Cricbuzz was created by Pankaj Chhaparwal, Piyush Agrawal, and Pravin Hegde in 2004. [7] In 2010, Cricbuzz started developing a mobile app for live cricket news and scores.

In November 2014, Times Internet, a subsidiary of Times of India acquired a majority stake in Cricbuzz for an undisclosed sum. The website continues to be managed by the original founders. [7] [8]

In January 2015, Times Internet-owned GoCricket was merged into Cricbuzz. GoCricket's website was redirected to Cricbuzz and the GoCricket mobile app was also merged with that of Cricbuzz. [8] Cricbuzz hired Harsha Bhogle as ‘Voice of Cricket’ in September 2016 and has produced over 150 videos with the esteemed commentator and cricket expert ever since. [9]

In August 2015, Cricbuzz was named the title sponsor of the India-Sri Lanka test series. [10] [11]

Cricbuzz was reported to be the second most downloaded news app in the world for the second quarter of 2019. [12]

In April 2024 ahead of the 2024 IPL, Willow—a sister pay television cricket channel and streaming service in the United States and Canada—was integrated into Cricbuzz in these markets, with the service being rebranded as "Willow by Cricbuzz" and its subscription content (including regional rights to the IPL and ICC tournaments, among other properties) becoming accessible from within the Cricbuzz app. [13]

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