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ESPNcricinfo updated, looks gorgeous with brand new look and feel

We've received multiple tips that ESPNcricinfo has been updated with a revamped interface. Instead of continuing to sport a rather dull and boring interface, the team behind the app has implemented a brand new design, better reflecting the modern UI that's utilised on Windows Phone and across the Microsoft ecosystem. What's more is the new look also brings the app up to speed with counterparts on iOS and Android.

Version 2 of ESPNcricinfo not only looks smart, but fast resume is finally working too. If you're not familiar with the app, it's a must-have for any cricket sports fan. Covering international matches, ICC tournaments and major domestic leagues including English county championships, Indian Premier League and Champions League, ESPN brings the latest cricket content to your Windows Phone.


There are some suggestions and complaints from users so far. The Live Tile could do with some work in a future update and be sure to be on the look-out for errors. You can download ESPNcricinfo from the Windows Phone Store (requires Windows Phone 8). Thanks, Crash1989 and Pulkit, for the tips!

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Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Now that Ashes don't really have much left in it, they decided to push it on my phone! Meh for now. Bring on the World Cup in Aussies :P
  • there are six more tests to go right? optimistic for Aus .
  • Only 5 test matches in total!
  • Seven, ain't it? Including the one in November?
  • Could be a tied series for all ya know. The urn is lost but still, can be exciting
  • ESPN has a cricket app but nothing for college football? Come on man.
  • to be fair taken as a whole cricket has more eyballs and interest than american football.
    but i understand your point. since it's from freakin' ESPN, and not for instance an app from bbc tms or wisden (cricket related sites)
  • This app is probably from the cricinfo team. It was originally a separate company/website.
  • I am really glad they finally updated app for WP as well. 
  • Classy looking app. Finally it looks and works like a windows app.
  • Windows Phone.
  • Could have appreciated myself  too being credited with the tips, but hey! we cricket fans have got the big update for our platform. And am not complaining! :)
  • They get 33,586 average tips for each news article that makes to the front page.
  • *Gasp!*
  • Now all we need is an update for the ESPN hub app its live tile update are bad plus when you get notification can't find it in the app
  • Same with the ESPN Scorecenter app.
  • Love the design of the W8 version of this app. Have it on my Surface RT
  • It must be said though, that the icon with the 'C' in the smallest size tile looks really outrageous. Like a sore thumb on my homescreen. Hope they revamp that as soon as possible.
  • +1
  • Agreed. The old icon looked way better and even the large/medium tiles look great.
  • Finally
  • They have Unpublished the WP 7.5/7.8 version, so ESPNcricinfo for 7.5/7.8 users.
  • Looks amazing. Now update the ESPN app.
  • Yeah, it sucks.
  • no love for us 7.8 users?
    we are still blessed with the old format.....
  • what love? they have even unpublished the 7.5/7.8 version, so don't hard reset your phone now or else extract the xap from the phone if you have a rooted phone using program manager app from XDA.
  • People still watch cricket the
    World most boring sport
  • Around here we think, Cricket is the most elegant sport the world has ever known. :D
  • yup, to your horror many people watch cricket and its only getting more popular year after year in new countries due to new 20-20 format and even the players are earning in millions now unlike yesteryear.
  • Yup, the app looks great and feels great. They UI is much better now.
    But after the live tile started working, when launch the App, it crashes and goes back to the home screen. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
  • I can confirm that once you uninstall the app and re-install the app (using the link provided here), the app works perfectly again.
  • Bloody hell! I didn't even know if it was available at all! I never saw cricinfo advertising anything for WP on their website! All you can see is apps for iOS and Android. Good news nevertheless.
  • Yeah dude its crashing for me non stop even after a soft reset
  • Uninstall and re-install.
  • I really do lol at Americans insisting a single country sport should be represented better on windows phone than one of the biggest sports in the world ;)