IT majors Microsoft and Wipro will compete for the right to host the Indian cricket board's website.
"The two competing parties in the fray are The Cricket Network (TCN) in partnership with Sun and Wipro, and Microsoft along with TCS," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Monday.
Both parties will submit their final financial schedules for the web portal August 14. The winner will be chosen the same day, it said.
"The selection will be undertaken by Accenture, which was recently appointed by the BCCI as the nodal agency for advice and consultation on the final selection of the web portal in an objective manner," the statement said.
The selection will be made under the supervision and guidance of the BCCI marketing sub-committee, which will be a partner in the running and maintenance of the portal.
The BCCI also announced three tenders on Monday.
They are for (1) official provider of formal wear and accessories for the Indian Team (from September 2006 to August 2010), (2) event management partner to produce and execute the BCCI ratings and awards (from September 2006 to August 2011), and (3) partner to market and sell ground rights at all overseas neutral venue matches (from September 2006 to March 2011).
The tenders will be available from 10.30 am August 3 at the BCCI office, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
The last date of submission of the three tenders is August 11 at the same venue. The bids will be opened and the winners announced at the BCCI marketing sub-committee meeting in Chennai August 14.