"We have come up with a new software that is yet to start. As it was facing teething problems, it didn't take off," said Ratnakar Shetty © Getty images (File Photo)
“We have come up with a new software that is yet to start. As it was facing teething problems, it didn’t take off,” said Ratnakar Shetty © Getty images (File Photo)

By Taus Rizvi

Mumbai: Oct 28, 2014

Are you an ardent Indian domestic cricket follower who loves keeping track of the games through live scoring but have nowhere to go? Also, are you disappointed with the hi-tech Indian cricket board (BCCI) that had promised live scoring of all their games from the junior most age-group tournaments to seniors but have not delivered?

Yes, there has been an error on the live scoring part of it. And, that is the reason why the official website of the BCCI – www.bcci.tv – has not been able to upload live scores and scorecards of the domestic games.

However, the BCCI has promised that the problem will be solved soon.

The Indian cricket was about to advance to the next level with new software that would give live scores of every official BCCI game from the U-16 to the seniors just like how it is done for an international match. However, technical glitches just days before the start of the season with Duleep Trophy saw it fail to take off.

“We have come up with a new software that is yet to start. As it was facing teething problems, it didn’t take off,” said Ratnakar Shetty, general manager, game development, BCCI.

“The scorers were doing their job of scoring but it was not displayed on the website due to technical glitch, which I was told today (Monday). The problems will be solved soon and then people can follow the live updates. It will be ready in a week or even earlier. It will be very good to watch when it comes up, like how it is done in international games,” he added.

During the off season, the BCCI scorers have been working on the new software and had workshops. “Each one has got a tablet with the software update of live scoring. We have been doing our job but it is not appearing on the website,” said a BCCI scorer not wanting to be named.

“The BCCI had a live scoring system for a few years but this new software was supposed to be smooth, covering all the age-group levels. The deadline was the first week of October and live scoring should have started with the Duleep Trophy but it has not happened so far,” the scorer added.

(Taus Rizvi is a Principal Correspondent with DNA. A club-level cricketer, he believes cricket helps in knowing a person’s character. Taus can be followed on @rizvitaus on Twitter. The above news has been republished with permission from DNA, where it first appeared)