The cricket World Cup app is the official way to keep up to date with the World Cup latest developments. There has recently been an update to cater for the CWC19. However the app has been running already for over a year, covering international award evenings and the under 19’s World Cup at New Zealand during early 2018. Therefore the app will still remain useful, even after the World Cup has finished.
The app is available across iOS and Android, as well as a dedicated mobile site accessible from any mobile web browser. There is no significant difference between the apps, apart from connecting with multiple devices better perhaps on the Apple side of things (phone/tablet/watch/TV). The native apps offer four languages;
Cricket World Cup app review
With the app being official we were expecting it to look slick and behave in a professional manner. We weren’t disappointed! It looks great and is easy to navigate around. Everything is explained when the app is opened up for the very first time.
The first step to complete on the app is to select your favourite team. The app will then be tailored for you, providing information purely related to the team in question.
The second step is configuring your notifications and match alerts. Notifications are available for;
- General breaking news.
- Match notifications.
- Venue news.
- Team alerts.
The third step is to set up a fan account. This is the final step in enabling you to keep up to date with your favourite team, view video clips and new items and to receive your personal notifications. There are three ways of creating a fan account
- Through Google.
- With Facebook.
- Registering an email address.
I personally opted for the email option. This method required me to confirm my email by tapping on a link sent to the email address that I had registered. An easy and straight forward process that, once completed, immediately gave me full access.
The app is also designed to be able to give an exclusive and unique experience to those actually attending the matches. For these features to function, location-based services will need to be enabled on the device and on the app. Ticket information and venue guides open up amongst much more to ensure the live audience get the most out of their day.
The app is dedicated to providing information relating to World Cups past and present.
There’s a rundown of fixtures, with full details on each venue acting as hosts. As games progress live scores, results and game statistics appear.
Even though the app is brought to us by the ICC, fixtures are included outside the ICC. Therefore, keeping me in the loop on the cricket action all around the globe – both men’s and women’s games.
Moreover, high-quality video highlights are also uploaded as the action unfolds. However, stable mobile data or wi-fi connection is required in order to play the videos without buffering.
There was a chance for me to get involved in World Cup polls, as well as putting my cricket knowledge to the test with World Cup quizzes.
I could select my all-time World Cup XI team, which was a lot of fun and took some serious consideration. I also liked the fact I could access the Cricket World Cup onions shop to purchase official merchandise.
Betting is an area that the ICC do not specialise in. Therefore there is no method of betting on the ICC cricket World Cup app, nor any odds or markets displayed. If you are looking for a betting app for the World Cup, we would recommend checking out our cricket betting apps list here
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We did find the app useful for picking our bets. If you like a stats based approach to your betting then this app has everything you need. Check out all the stats and use it alongside the 10Cric App (India) or the Betway App (ROW) to pick your best bets.
There’s no better place to go for accurate, reliable information than the official source. The Cricket World Cup app is thankfully stacked with it.
There are dedicated team and player pages for every participant, alongside rankings. All the information is well laid out and looks as glossy and professional as one would expect coming directly from the ICC.
CWC19 app on a tablet.
Using a tablet makes way for a better viewing experience. Tablets can be a little clunky to carry around when on the move, so I found the app on my phone to be better suited in these circumstances. However, when at home, or static for a long period – the cricket World Cup iPad app is my preferred choice.
Notifications worked best for me personally when they came through to my Apple Watch. This was the most convenient method in terms of making sure I did not miss any of the action.
The vibration on the wrist to notify me is quite unmissable. Whereas there have been occasions whereby I have missed sound or vibration alerts from my phone due to either moving around a lot or being in a noisy environment.
The CWC app also comes as a dedicated watch app, meaning it has its own complication that can be installed directly on the watch. This then gave me the ability to check scores and the latest news whenever I liked, without having to get my phone out of my pocket.
Apple TV app.
To get the best experience from all of the official video footage captured, the CWC Apple TV app comes highly recommended.
This is a dedicated video channel. Therefore nowhere near as comprehensive at the mobile apps, but does provide videos in the Highest quality.
Installing the Cricket World Cup app
All versions of the Cricket World cup app can be found from the links below;
iOS apps – here
Android app – here
Mobile site – here
The official World Cup app looks slick, is well maintained and functions consistently and reliably, even through busy periods when cricket matches are live.
It has lots of handy information and schedule info that makes the app a great companion alongside my betting apps. The information and statistics on offer go a long way in influencing my betting choices.
This app will suit anybody who has an interest in cricket in general. Especially the Cricket World Cup and especially those lucky people who will be attending. If that describes you, then I would suggest getting the cricket World Cup app installed. It’s a definite no-brainer!