Being a die-hard cricket fan, I always want to be ‘in the groove’, regardless of whether I am in front of the TV or not. Well, for those times when I am not, I’d love to have all the latest action from the cricketing world right on my Android device. This is where all those handy Cricket-oriented Android apps from the Android Market come into play. With loads of updated content on one of the most widely followed sports, Cricter is a free Android app meant for die-hard cricket enthusiasts. Ranging from county circuits to the fast-paced games of T20, Cricter brings you live cricket scorecards, commentary, results and schedules right on your device. The app also keeps you informed of the latest ICC rankings for various teams, batsmen and bowlers from the Test as well as ODI arena. Developed by Sixlogics, Cricter fetches all its cricketing content from Sport.cc.
Apart from covering scores and results of domestic cricket from all across the world, Cricter supports comprehensive coverage of live cricket matches going around in the international arena through up to the minute scores, ball by ball commentary and in-depth analysis from experts.
Just launch the app on your device and check out all the ongoing as well as recently concluded games under the Matches tab. Tap on a game of your interest to view its scores and commentary. Tapping on the Commentary tab on this screen displays ball-by-ball commentary (in text) with graphical alerts for each boundary and wicket. In between overs/balls, the app displays interesting facts and information about various facets of the game through comments coming from experts.
From the app’s homescreen, you can also view Upcoming domestic as well as international matches and up to date ICC Rankings for Test/ODI teams and players along with points and ratings of each.
Because the app works by fetching content instantaneously from its server, it might not respond as quickly to your taps as you’d like nor slow enough to have you pass on the app’s functionality.
Update: Cricter for Android has been updated in the Google Play Store with several handy features that are going to delight avid Cricket fans. Apart from a completely revamped interface, the updated app brings with it super quick content updating, a brand new scorecard as well as commentary of all the innings. That’s not all; you can now pick a favorite team of your for which you’d like to receive real-time notifications. In addition, there has been inclusion of enhanced options for receiving notifications for a specific event from an ongoing match.