Where to Get Live IPL Cricket Scores and Commentary

Written by Amit Agarwal on Apr 7, 2011

cricket-scoresSET Max, a Sony owned TV channel, is the official broadcaster of IPL T20 Cricket matches in India while cellular company Vodafone is official mobile partner.

Now if you are in office and don’t have access to TV, here are some ways that will help you catch the live scores of all IPL Cricket matches on your internet connected desktop, mobile phone or your blog.

1. Yahoo Messenger – You can install this messenger plugin and get ball-by-ball coverage of any cricket match worldwide right in your IM window.

2. Cricketcast – This Yahoo! messenger add-in from CricInfo and Willow TV will provide ball by ball commentary and cricket scorecards on your mobile phone like BlackBerry or Nokia Smartphones.

3. ESPN Star – ESPN Star provides a cricket scorecard desktop application that will provide latest scores, news and schedules of IPL cricket matches right on the desktop.

4. Cricket Scores via SMS – You can send an SMS message to 53776 with CKT and get the latest cricket score updates on your mobile phone via text message. The charges for Mobile ESPN 53776 service are Rs.3 per SMS message and the facility is available on Airtel, Aircel (North & East), Loop Mobile, Idea, Reliance & Vodafone phones.

5. Google Desktop – If you have Google Desktop on your system, you can install the Cricket Scores gadget and get live cricket match scores on the desktop.

6. Yahoo Mobile – Like ESPN, Yahoo too offers an SMS based cricket score service for mobile phones with the short-code 58243. Also available for BSNL phones.

7. Google Talk Bot – Add cricket@ibnalerts.com to your Google Talk friends list and you get all the cricket related news and scores of ongoing matches in your IM.

8. WAP Website – If you have WAP enabled mobile phone, bookmark wap.cricketnext.com or wap.cricinfo.com for live scores and ball by ball commentary of cricket matches. These cricket mobile sites can be accessed via any mobile device with a GPRS/Internet connection.

9. Twitter – If you are active on Twitter, follow @cricketnext to get frequent updates about ongoing cricket matches.

10. Google – This is the easiest of all. Go to google.com and type cricket or cricket score in the seach box. You’ll see a quick scorecard of all cricket matches including the IPL T20. The data is fetched from Cricinfo.

11. iPhone – If you want to get cricket scores on an Apple iPhone, download this app from Cricinfo and tap your way to live scores, news, schedules, podcasts and  ball-by-ball commentary.

12. Smartphones – If you have a smartphone like HP iPAQ, BlackBerry, Palm Treo, Nokia N Series, etc. download the Crickinfo mobicast application from plusmo.com to receive push updates. The service is free, you don’t need to pay for SMS and live scores will automatically get pushed to your mobile phone.

On Java Enabled (J2ME) devices, access your mobile phone’s list of downloads and/or applications and select "Cricket" to launch it. On RIM devices, you can launch "Cricket" from the Applications folder. On Windows Mobile SmartPhones and PDAs, "Cricket" is accessible from the ‘Start’ menu. On Treo handhelds, you can launch it from the ‘Home’ screen.

13. Cricket Websites: To get live scores of IPL cricket matches on your browser, you can bookmark Yahoo Cricket, BCCI or Cricinfo.com

14. Cricket Widgets: If you like to embed cricket scorecards on your website, try these widgets. They provide live cricket scores, fixtures and results for all international cricket matches. You can also add these widgets to Facebook, iGoogle, Orkut and other social sites.

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