NV Play and Cricket Ireland partnership to boost the club game across Ireland
Cricket Ireland and NV Play – the global cricket technology platform – have announced an extension of their partnership to provide a range of scoring, analysis and live streaming tools to cricket clubs across Ireland.
Through this innovative partnership, Cricket Ireland will make NV Play’s brand new mobile scoring app and laptop pro scoring software available free to clubs ahead of the 2022 season, with clubs able to avail of premium add-ons relating to NV Play’s world-class analysis and live streaming tools direct through NV Play.
Matt Pickering, NV Play Managing Director, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to deepen our partnership with Cricket Ireland through this expansive recreational initiative. Through this project we will deliver our best-of-breed digital scoring solutions to all clubs and leagues across Ireland, as well as offering a simple pathway for clubs to embrace livestreaming and video analysis through adoption of NV Play’s wider platform.
“Not only do we get to work even closer with our friends at Cricket Ireland, but we’re deeply excited to be able to deliver this perfect execution of our mission to democratise access to these elite tools and platforms and put them in the hands of recreational cricketers.
“This has the potential to really change the game for cricket in Ireland.”
Elaine Nolan, Participation Director for Cricket Ireland, said:
“We want to provide a service that, firstly, creates greater visibility of the club game through live scoring and match centres, and secondly, meets the everyday needs of Irish cricket clubs. During the next two seasons we will work closely with NV Play and Provincial Unions to develop a best-in-class integrated system. The ultimate ambition will be to make online administration easier so that clubs, volunteers, administrators, coaches and umpires have more time to do the work necessary to get teams on the field, run competitions or officiate at games.
“The live scoring apps will also allow us to raise the profile of the club game and really put domestic Irish cricket on the world map.”
Over the course of the implementation period, Cricket Ireland and NV Play will monitor club and user feedback to ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner, while long-term improvements will be scheduled to create an ever-improving product that is relevant to Irish clubs.