The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for all cricket in India. Formed in 1928 and a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the BCCI owns all cricket events in India, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament started in 2008 where different franchise teams participate for the title.
The BCCI has released their official app for Windows Phone devices. While the app’s branding and content position it as the official app for the IPL, the app’s description states that it is the official app for all BCCI events. Maybe, the app was designed for the IPL and will be repurposed for future events after an update.
The app in its current avatar provides fixtures, live scores, and results of all IPL matches. You can also check out detailed information of all the teams and players, along with their performance stats. The app has the basic user experience of a hybrid app, and although well-intentioned, doesn’t impress much with execution.
Apart from team and match information, the app also features Pulse Polls, live polls that are integrated into the television broadcast, and the official Twitter channel. As the official channel, the app includes exclusive news, features, and interviews.
Download the BCCI app for free for Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store. If you are a cricket fan, it’s great to have the official app on your phone, although for following matches and keeping a tab on the scores, you’ll be better off with several other quality cricket apps on the Windows Phone Store.
UPDATE: Like few of our readers have pointed out, the app has been their since the last edition of IPL but has been updated for the latest season a couple of days back. The latest version number is 126.96.36.199. Apologies!