Former Pakistan Captain and legendary left-arm Fast Bowler Wasim Akram has joined Cricingif, the fastest growing cricket platform in the MENAP (Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan) region aimed at providing the most engaging cricket coverage online, as a shareholder and director.
The 51-year-old Wasim Akram, who now is a Cricket commentator as well as looking after Multan Sultans as Director and Bowling Coach will be providing his expert guidance to team Cricingif as it takes its cricket coverage to the next level.
Wasim Akram put his support behind Cricingif as both share the same desire to improve the coverage of cricket and bring audience engagement back to the sport.
“During the first PSL, I was wondering why Cricingif is on TV every two minutes, So then I downloaded the app and checked it out.” said Wasim. “You could watch wickets, you could watch highlights, you could watch catches, it was unlike anything I have seen before.”
“The idea was for me to join them as director and give them some guidance. I’m very excited, Cricingif is one of the top websites in the world now. The idea is to improve and enhance Cricingif, from now on it’s only going to go up.”
In partnership with the Sultan of Swing, Cricingif will look to scale new heights.
“Over the next year, we have an aggressive growth strategy with expansion planned across the UK, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent markets,” said CEO Cricingif Shahid Rasool.
“Within a year, we aim to raise our next round of investment at a valuation of $30 million.”
Cricingif is an official partner of International Cricket Council (ICC), Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and several sports broadcasters and telephone operators across the region.
In just one year since its launch, Cricingif has reached over four million monthly users and has an aggregate social reach of over 16 million people.
Cricingif has been recognized across multiple national and international platforms as it won the Asia Pacific ICT Award for the Best Startup in Asia Pacific, and Pakistan Software House Association Awards for Being best Media and Entertainment Company and Best in Brand Development.
Under its platform, Cricingif platform has introduced several world-first and powerful features including fastest live scores, live highlights (a clip for every ball as it happens), real-time gamification and stories (covering not just cricket on the pitch but also the buzz from off the field).