Australia are the no 1 side in ODI cricket © Getty Images
Australia are the no 1 side in ODI cricket © Getty Images

Oct 13, 2014

Cricket Australia is set to become more tech savy as it will launch a Android smartwatch application and new websites. Cricket Australia’s executive general manager of media, communications and marketing, Ben Amarfio advanced the organisation has put in place an Android smartwatch app that will deliver cricket scores and live updates to the wearer, reported Computer World

“That won’t be streaming of matches but live streaming of behind the scenes footage, post-match coverage and training sessions. It has been quite popular with National Football League players in the United States. This is a bit of a first for Australia with our athletes taking it up,” he added. In the past, we had one website that tried to suit all purposes. It was trying to be a cricket administration site as well a fan site. Based on feedback, it was very clear to us that we needed to make a better separation between those two aspects,” Computer World quoted Amarfio as saying.

In the event a cricket match is trending of Facebook, players such as Glenn Maxwell and David Warner can have a conversation with fans.