CricketNext.com is the official Internet Partner for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Tournament, to be held in Bangladesh from February 15 2004. The official website www.U19CricketWorldCup.com will be created, maintained and hosted by Walchand CricketNext.com Limited, which was also the official Internet Partner for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 in South Africa.
Sanjay Jha, Co-Founder & Managing Editor, Walchand Cricketnext.com, states, “With India being serious contenders for the Junior World Cup, the website offers sponsors and advertisers with a strong marketing and promotional platform. The youth will be a critical mass segment. Online cricket will be huge in the coming months with the Junior World Cup being immediately followed by the awesome India-Pakistan series.”
He adds, “I am delighted that CricketNext.com has received this prestigious status of becoming the official Internet Partner for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Cricket fanatics around the globe will find absolutely everything they are looking for, including live ball-by-ball updates, latest news stories, features and interviews.”
The website will have exhaustive, user-friendly features and will serve as the one-stop halt for surfers around the world who are interested in knowing about the on-field and off-field happenings. CricketNext.com claims to be the most popular cricket portal in the world, with over a million registered users. It states that it has already notched over 500 million page views in the first half of January 2004 itself. CricketNext also owns 9 Yards, the Sports & Entertainment management firm that handles celebrities, star players, creates events and offers customized client solutions to brands and corporates.