The Next Web: Facebook scores big, gets rights to air highlights from major cricket tournaments

The Next Web: Facebook scores big, gets rights to air highlights from major cricket tournaments. “The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body for the sport, announced today it’s partnering with Facebook to show exclusive digital content for ICC tournaments hosted in the Indian sub-continent until 2023. The social network will also show post-match recaps for ICC events hosted elsewhere in the world.”

New-to-Me: Database of Sports Figure Statues from Around the World

New-to-me: a database of statues of sports figures around the world. From the About page: “The Sporting Statues Project records and researches statues of sportsmen and women around the world. Since 2010 we have published academic papers and magazine articles, and collected information on over 600 statues.” The site has a number of different sections, including one for statues of baseball players in the US.

Bing Gives Cricket Some Love

Cricket is getting a lot of love from the search engines this year. The latest up: Bing. “With the onset of Twenty20 cricket season starting with the ICC World T20 in India, Bing has announced a refreshed set of search features such as Bing predictions, polls and quizzes designed to give cricket fans an enhanced search experience.”