Opta's role at the Cricket World Cup

Posted 29th April 2019

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Our role at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Opta is the official data provider for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. As the International Cricket Council’s official data collection and distribution partner, the governing body rely on us to provide the statistics and information that they and their partners need to bring the action to a global audience.

Official scorers and statisticians

We are the only providers of official data for ICC events. The ICC trust our detailed, deep, consistent data, collected using our bespoke software and methodology to provide vital updates to all those following the action. As official tournament statisticians we are responsible for providing the all-important Net Run Rate calculator, which teams use to work out what’s required in terms of scoring rate to ensure they will progress if they are tied on points at the end of the group stage.

At every Cricket World Cup fixture, we will have an experienced scorer, in-ground, accurately recording the action as it unfolds, which is then supplied to clients around the world through our range of feeds, widgets and other services including our new cricket monitor. 

At each fixture a member of our data editorial team will be in the respective ground's press box, providing data-powered insights to those covering the action for media, as well as supporting the stadium announcer with key stats and milestones to inform those witnessing the action firsthand. 




"We rely on Opta to provide the detailed live scores and statistical data that we and our partners require to run the tournament and keep fans informed whichever way they’re following the action. We’re excited to partner with them throughout what will surely be a brilliant ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales this summer”

Will Simpson, Digital Rights Officer, ICC

Bringing the tournament to life

We provide detailed information packs, breaking the action down in detail, to accredited tournament media. Through these they can better understand team and player performances, supporting them in the preparation prior to and coverage during a fixture.

Opta's data powers a range of digital solutions including scorecards and fixtures across the ICC's official website and mobile app

Our data and content are utilised by broadcasters, digital media, betting brands and more to power and inform their World Cup coverage. Data feeds underpin broadcast graphics, widgets visualise the action across digital platforms and our editorial facts bring commentary teams unique insights which resonate with fans.

Learn more about how we can bring your coverage of the Cricket World Cup to life here

Find out more about Opta's partnership with the ICC here