Passion drives trio to develop website for the World Cup

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Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (PTI) As the World Cup fever gripsIndia, three cricket enthusiasts from Surat have come up withan interactive cricket website, especially designed for thequadrennial event.

The website -- criczo.com -- is in its final stages ofdevelopment and boasts of having some rare videos. It alsopromises to provide the users with live match visuals, besidesgiving them a platform to share their passion for the gamewith on line communities.

"We are crazy about cricket. And this website isresult of the hard work for the last two years," Masud Vorajeeone of the three, who developed the website, told PTI.

Vorajee said that the trio met during a project and wereguided by their passion for the game to develop the website.

"Me, Nirav Patel and Dakshesh Chauhan have not studiedtogether or know each other from childhood. But we met a fewyears ago while working on some projects.

"Since all of us were from the IT background and werecrazy about cricket, we decided to make a website with allinformation related to cricket and especially World Cups,"Vorajee said.

Elaborating on the development, Vorajee said that theusers can view live matches using feeds from the broadcasters,though, one needs to be a registered user for that.

"These feeds are for users registered on our site," hesaid, stressing that one needs to have a good broadbandconnectivity to view the match.

Vorajee further added that the trio are looking forwardto upload some of the memorable knocks played during theprevious World Cups once the coding and integration of thesite is complete.

"We would also be uploading video footage of Kapil Dev''sinnings against Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup where he scored 175not out.

"We are in talks with some of our friends and wellwishers in Australia who have recorded footage of Kapil''sinnings. We are expecting to get the footage soon," he added.

When asked about the financial aspect of the project,Vorajee said the trio invested its own money to realise thedream but insisted that once complete, the website cangenerate a good income through advertisements.

"Presently we have Google ads on the site. Later when thewebsite is complete, which could be anytime before the end ofWorld Cup, we would market our website based on number of hitsand bring web ads to the site." Vorajee said.

Meanwhile another partner Patel added, "We have alsodeveloped a game called CricDraft where in a group of friendscan get together and play cricket on line.

"There is another game where one has to predict theresult of a game before the match begins and there is adiscussion board and facebook group where cricket enthusiastscould share their views," Patel said.

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