ESPN's Cricinfo gets a big update, in time for The Ashes

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Last covered a whopping THREE years ago, 'ESPNcricinfo' (a horrible name, but gets over the essentials, that it's 'cricinfo', bought out by the monster ESPN network!) has just had itself a big update - and rather special it looks too. And just in time, with the England-Australia international games about to start in the UK.

The quoted changelog for v3.0 is:

  • World Cup 2015 section with all the coverage you need
  • Player profile page to view player information
  • Graphs for Scorecard
  • Commentary feedback in matches to send us your comments
  • Numerous performance improvements
  • Bug fixes

Which is odd, because the World Cup was months ago!! Still, an update is an update and with The Ashes almost upon us, I'll take a refreshed application with lots of live information:

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As before, there's the chance to implement alerts based on your favourite team, and then it's on (right) to the main panes, starting with what's happening live around the world - in this case a tour match and a test out in Asia.

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With 'reporters' at every game, there's live commentary in appropriate detail - not quite as good as watching it or even listening to a radio commentary, but the raw information's excellent.

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Scorecards, notes and stats are available in portrait mode or...

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... landscape mode, appropriately rejigged and in this 'live' mode, with a ticker showing recent balls...

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Also available are a wealth of news articles and specially commissioned videos...

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...which play in landscape and are of high production quality, thanks to the ESPN ownership and resources.

You can download ESPNcricinfo in the Store here. A pretty good resource to keep track of cricket through the Ashes summer!

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store