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ESPNcricinfo announces 5th season of CricIQ

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ESPNcricinfo announces 5th season of CricIQ

ESPNcricinfo in association with OPPO has announced the 5th season of CricIQ, a multi-format and multi-platform cricket quiz. ESPNcricinfo intends to add to the cricket fervour by giving passionate cricket fans and hard core quizzers an opportunity to test their knowledge of the game.

This season is full of exciting features such as ‘CricIQ Social’, which gives one lucky user a chance to win daily prizes and ‘Net Practice’ for quizzers who could use the warm-up before the real challenge. CricIQ has multiple stages online, via online video rounds, and culminating in a grand finale event.

This season of ESPNcricinfo CricIQ include a total three rounds, starting off with a preliminary round on the 29 April 2017, which consists of an online game; three weekly winners who will qualify for the semi-final round, leading up to the finale which will be held in Mumbai this year. Out of the eight finalists, six would have a chance to win exciting prizes worth up to Rs. 3 lakh.

Commenting on the occasion, Ramesh Kumar, Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia, said, “At ESPNcricinfo, we push ourselves to offer compelling and engaging content. Keeping the fans at the centre of all our product offerings, we created CricIQ as a forum for cricket fans to showcase their in-depth knowledge and passion for the game. With the fervid cricket fans excited about this year’s IPL, we hope to inspirit these individuals with the fifth season of this signature multi-format and multi-platform cricket quiz.”

Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India, expressed his thoughts saying, “We believe that as a brand we share the same spirit and passion of pursuit of perfection as cricket which is enjoyed by youth across the country. Thus, this association enables us to reach out and connect with young fans who live and dream about the sport. And with this endeavor, we also want to help the youth experience outstanding selfie-led photography through our camera phones.”


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