Virender Sehwag and Brian Lara launch The Selector App
The app launched by Khaitan Holdings Group cricket lovers will get a chance to be part of the Fan Decision System
Published - Aug 22, 2019 2:52 PM Updated: Aug 22, 2019 2:52 PM
Imagine the power to decide the playing XI and the captain. If that is not enough, one can also play a role in deciding who gets to bat at the fall of every wicket and bowl every over, all in real time as a live match unfolds. This will now be possible with The Selector App.
The Selector App will make its debut on September 1 when Pollard XI faces off against Bravo XI in Port of Spain. This app was launched in New Delhi by the duo.
Through the Selector App, cricket fans will now be empowered with the responsibility of having a say in the match. Just by downloading the app, avid lovers of the game will get a chance to be a part of a revolution called the Fan Decision System (FDS).
Nalin Khaitan, Vice Chairman, Khaitan Holdings Group (KHG), who envisaged and conceptualised the app said, “We are so passionate about our favourite teams and at times are left frustrated with decisions taken. This app not only gives fans the power to make their own team but to take decisions for them as it’s not fantasy cricket anymore but reality.”
“This is a very, very unique app. Fans feel that there is no one more knowledgeable than them when it comes to cricket. It is time to put that theory to the test. The Selector App can also help to make the game far more lively and exciting. This will surely take cricket watching and fan support to the next level that will set a benchmark for other sports to learn from,” said Sehwag.
Lara will be available for selection as the fans will have to vote for a starting 11 in the first phase of voting. “Fans are one of the most important parts of cricket. How amazing is it that fans across the globe will be able to connect with the tactics of the game? I am looking forward to making a comeback and play in a match where fans will become such an integral part of the game,” said Lara.
Talking about how this novel idea came about, Khaitan said, “I had this same experience when India lost to Pakistan in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and I felt helpless as a fan because there were certain strategies I wished the team implemented which could have changed the course of the match. We ultimately lost the game and it was then that The Selector was conceptualised.”
“We are thrilled that our Knight Riders family will now get an opportunity to come closer like never before. We see a lot of potential in usage of technology for engaging with our fans. The Pollard XI vs Bravo XI clash will present cricket lovers with a wonderful chance to be a part of a history-making event and we look forward to their participation,” said Venky Mysore, Director, Trinbago Knight Riders.
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