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CricketWeb turns 20


Today marks 20 years since CricketWeb first came online on October 12th 2001.


England Strong Betting Favourites for West Indies Tests


Test cricket returns on 8 July as England host the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in the first of a three-match series. It will be the first time in almost six months that Joe Root’s side have played the longest form of the game. England won their latest Test series 3-1 in South Africa […]


CW Games & CW Forum Arcade – End of Life


As many of you may already be aware, all the modern browsers are discontinuing support for Flash player towards the end of 2020. The effect of this on CricketWeb is that the following functions of the site will no longer work and will be decommissioned when this occurs:


An Early Look at the 2020 T20 World Cup


The seventh ICC T20 World Cup of 2020 will take place in Australia later this year. It will be the first time since 2016 that a T20 World Cup has been held and excitement is already building among fans and those looking to place an early bet on the competitions.


Graeme Smith to Cricket South Africa’s rescue


In a stunning and most unexpected turnaround, Graeme Smith has agreed to become the acting Director of Cricket in South Africa. This news comes hot on the heels of Smith’s refusal to take up the position citing concerns that he would not have the freedom to implement the required changes the organization needed so badly. There have, however, been a flurry of suspensions and resignations from the South African cricket board over the last week which could well have changed Smith’s mind.


Why is Fantasy Cricket so Popular in India?


Different sports are popular in different countries. For example, basketball, baseball, and football are the most popular sports in the US. When it comes to India, one of the most popular sports there is cricket. Coincidently the Indian Premier League is one of the most-watched leagues in India. Both the younger and older generations have favorite players that they love to see play but because they’re from different teams they can’t be seen together. This was impossible up until the legalization of fantasy sports. Fantasy cricket makes every player that ever played cricket available so fans can make any kind of combinations. Fantasy IPL is so popular in India that people place bets on fantasy matches.


Cricket: What Is the Ashes?


The Ashes may be a well-known and highly anticipated event in cricket for some, but for others – specifically those outside of England and Australia, the matches are less than noteworthy. If not rarely heard of.


Pakistan’s Performance in the 2019 World Cup


Pakistan is one of the teams participating in the 12th edition of the ICC world cup 2019. The 7 week long tournament brought 10 teams with each participating in the group stages. It must be noted that the cricket world cup was introduced in 1975 and Pakistan won the world cup in 1992. In this 12th edition however, they came into the World Cup as an unpredictable big team that opponents need to be wary of.