Wellington based cricket technology firm CricHQ founded by IPL superstars – Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum created headlines as vital partnerships were announced. Today, the firm has announced yet another tie up, which is considered a major one so far. Well, the company has inked a deal with UCWeb, the mobile internet giant.
Consequently, UCWeb will be endorsing CricHQ directly through its UC Browser user base in India. Both the firms together will be integrating key performance analysis stats of CricHQ into the UC Browser during the IPL season.
CricHQ has a competition called ‘Meet Your Heroes’ all through the IPL season and there are possibilities for users to win daily chances to meet their favorite stars, win free match tickets and travel with free VIP transport facilities. Though this competition, users can meet international cricket stars including Ravi Ashwin, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Michael Hussey, George Bailey, Stephen Fleming and many others by registering on CricHQ and following their favorite players.
“UCWeb’s flagship product UC Browser is used by more than 500 million users worldwide and is the preferred mobile browser for a particularly large user base in India. Aiming to constantly provide its users with unique content, UCWeb released a special ‘cricket 2014 version’ of UC Browser for Android earlier this month with the most comprehensive IPL content and services to cricket fans. Taking a step further, CricHQ will be released on UC Browser on 3rd May 2014 and will provideUCWeb users with an opportunity to meet their cricketing heroes whilst offering never seen before content. This is definitely a partnership we are excited about!”, said Abhishek Sharma, Director of Marketing Communications for UCWeb in India.
“CricHQ is extremely delighted to be partnering with UCWeb as we continue to expand in Asia. The Indian mobile Internet market in particular is absolutely the key to our growth, and I could not think of a better partner to have that will help us capture this market.” said Simon Baker, CEO of CricHQ. “We have some really exciting plans to execute in India as we launch our social app for cricket that is seeded by content from professional players and match notifications from all levels of cricket globally. We have launched a ‘Meet Your Heroes’ contest that will be run in association with UCWeb across India throughout the IPL.”