ESPNcricinfo covers the World Twenty20 tournament

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ESPNcricinfo covers the World Twenty20 tournament

– Extensive multimedia coverage captures excitement and passion of the tournament
– ESPNcricinfo refreshing mobile app, offering ideal companion experience

As Sri Lanka gets ready to host the World Twenty20 tournament and England prepare to defend their title, ESPNcricinfo, the world’s leading multi-platform cricket service, is preparing to deliver extensive coverage.

Online, ESPNcricinfo will provide a specially dedicated tournament section with the latest news, match previews and reports, plus in-depth features. Expert analysis will come from Ian Chappell, the former Australia cricket captain, Sanjay Manjrekar, the former India Test batsman, and, Ian Bishop, the former West Indies cricketer. Its editorial team will include writers from five leading countries competing in the tournament: India (Sambit Bal), England (David Hopps), Australia (Daniel Brettig) and South Africa (Firdose Moonda).

ESPNcricinfo will cover the tournament comprehensively. ESPNcricinfo will also run a travel guide for those attending the tournament in Sri Lanka including information on where to stay, eat and drink. Sri Lankan internationals, including Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan, will also contribute their tips and local knowledge for fans travelling to watch the competition.

For fans looking to engage in debate around the tournament, the ESPNcricinfo Fan Network provides the opportunity to comment on issues, vote in polls and interact via social media. ESPNcricinfo also offers a wide range of video content including press conferences, interviews and a daily video update that will include selected video highlights from each day’s matches, plus discussion and analysis presented by Harsha Bhogle, the leading Indian cricket journalist. Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber take ESPNcricinfo’s video blog Two Chucks on a trip around Sri Lanka as they attend matches, analyse the action and provide a humorous glance behind the scenes with the fans and media.

On mobile, ESPNcricinfo will offer fans refreshed versions of its mobile apps on Apple and Android devices, with an enhanced user interface allowing for personalisation by users’ own favourite teams and players. The enhanced app, which will launch during the tournament, offers a “Full Screen” mode which delivers content on a full screen, and, a new “specials” section featuring content specially highlighted for the app. The app, alongside the Mobile Web, features all the key content that sports fans expect from ESPNcricinfo including comprehensive live game coverage, up-to-the-minute match pictures, commentary and match stats.

Arne Rees, vice president, digital media, ESPN International, said: “ESPNcricinfo is preparing for one of its most comprehensive tournament packages to date around the World Twenty20. Our line-up of analysts, writers and services, plus enhanced services on multiple devices, is another step in ESPN’s bid to serve cricket supporters on multiple devices with the very best sporting content.”

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