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CricBuzz is an Indian cricket news website owned by Times Internet. It features news, articles and live coverage of cricket matches (including videos, scorecards and text commentary), player and team rankings. The website also offers a mobile app. CricBuzz is the most popular mobile app for cricket news and scores in India.[4]

CricBuzz.com
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Type of site
Sports website exclusively for Cricket
Available inEnglish, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and other Indian Languages
OwnerTimes Internet
Created byPankaj Chhaparwal
Piyush Agrawal
Pravin Hegde
Revenue$7.8 million[1]
Websitewww.cricbuzz.com
Alexa rankIncrease 259 (April 2019)[2]
CommercialYes (Non-subscription Ad revenue)
RegistrationOptional
Users50 million
(January 2018)[3]
Launched1 November 2004
Current statusActive

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HistoryEdit

CricBuzz was created by Pankaj Chhaparwal and Pravin Hegde in 2004. 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.[5][6]

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.[6]

PopularityEdit

In April 2019, CricBuzz was ranked 259 globally and 16 in India and Bangladesh by Alexa Internet.[2] The site was the 7th most searched for site in India in 2014.[7] The mobile app passed 50 million downloads in 2014 and the website is used by more than 50 million users worldwide, generating 2.6 billion page views in Jan 2015.[8]

SponsorshipEdit

In August 2015, CricBuzz was named the title sponsor of the India-Sri Lanka test series.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "estimated revenue by promising website". free website report]]. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "cricbuzz.com Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Number of users". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  4. ^ "cricbuzz targets 82 million users". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Times Internet acquires cricbuzz". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "GoCricket mergers into cricbuzz". medianama. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Google India's top 10 searches of 2014". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  8. ^ "cricbuzz targets 75 million users". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Cricbuzz named title sponsor". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Cricbuzz is title sponsor for India-Sri Lanka Test Series". bestmediainfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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