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Ipl Track-Back

Who needs live TV? There are countless ways to keep track of your favourite team even when you’re on the go! Pranav Dixit tells you how you can stay abreast of the match updates. Read on.

entertainment Updated: Apr 23, 2011 18:01 IST
Pranav Dixit

Who needs live TV? There are countless ways to keep track of your favourite team even when you’re on the go!

Apps
Cricbuzz – Ball-by-ball commentary, live score updates and the latest cricket news, all in one intuitive interface right on your Android phone or iPhone! Also included are comprehensive match galleries, international schedules, player profiles and over-the-air radio commentary at the slide of a finger.

ESPNcricinfo – The most comprehensive cricket coverage from around the world, including the IPL. In-depth coverage of all matches, breaking news from the cricket world, incisive opinion pieces from the world’s best cricket writers and an audio and video gallery. Bonus: push notification and a special ‘lean back’ mode – place your phone on your table and follow live scores throughout the day without pressing a button.

Predict 2 Win – This app goes a step beyond simply getting the live scores on your phone. Use your knowledge of the game to predict who will win the IPL matches, and win prizes. Plus, an aggregation of the top cricket news from your favourite cricket sites like Yahoo! Cricket, Rediff, NDTV Cricket, Cricinfo and dozens more.

CricketNext Live – Live score, commentary, batting, fielding and bowling charts, photos, match reports and more.

Instant Twitter feed
No-holds-barred commentary about every ball, every player, every commentator, every pretty girl in the stands, every celebrity in the corporate box and everything else you can think of! Cricket and Twitter make a potent mix.

Swift Facebook stream
And if you’re not on Twitter, worry not. Chances are that your Facebook Wall is going to be chock full of IPL updates by your cricket-crazy friends. Sit back, relax and let the posts flow.

Websites
http://www.youtube.com/
live – All the action on YouTube! Got 3G on your phone? Catch the IPL live – on the move!
http://www.youtube.com/user/IPL – Missed watching the live match? Worry not, all the past matches and highlights are all in one place, right here!

Cricinfo.com – The definitive site for cricket lovers. Scores, photos and exclusive columns by cricketing giants like Harsha Bhogle, Ian Chappell and Andrew Miller.
Yahoo! Cricket – Live scores, exciting photo galleries, cricket news, team info, photos, videos and more!

Nearest autowallah/taxiwallah
You don’t really need gidgets and gadgets to keep up with the games. Simply tap your autowallah/cabwallah on the shoulder and ask him for the score. If he doesn’t have a radio, he’ll have a transistor in his pocket for sure (there’s a good chance that he’s subscribed to those overpriced SMS packs).

The cricket-struck metro/local commuter
If all else fails, simply ask the person sitting next to you in the metro, if you’re in Delhi and the local if you’re in Mumbai. If you’ve been too lazy to download an app, browse a website, check your Twitter and Facebook, chances are one of them will have done one of these things. It’s the IPL after all.

And if you can’t face any more cricket..
Try any of the other sports that take a backseat when the country is down with cricket fever Football
UEFA Champions League 2010/11:
Semi-finals, 1st leg: 26-27/04/11
Semi-finals, 2nd leg: 03-04/05/11
Final (Wembley, London): 28/05/11

Tennis
2011 French Open: 17/05/11-05/06/11
2011 Wimbledon: 21/06/11-03/07/11
2011 Davis Cup World Group: Quarterfinals, 08-10/07/2011

Basketball
NBA Playoffs: 16/04/11 to 30/05/11

Golf
2011 US Open: 16-19/06/11
2011 Open Championship: 14-17/07/11

MotoGP
2011 Japanese Grand Prix 24/04/11
2011 Portuguese Grand Prix: 01/05/11
2011 French Grand Prix: 15/05/11

Badminton
2011 India Super Series:
26/04/2011-01/05/11

Formula 1
2011 Turkish Grand Prix: 06-08/05/11
2011 Spanish Grand Prix: 20-22/05/11
2011 Monaco

Grand Prix:
27-29/05/11

- From HT Brunch, April 24

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