Just like free news alerts on mobile as SMS, there are many ways to stay in touch with the action on the pitch. Especially at a time like this with the first ever Champions League tournament just around the corner and a bunch of other series to follow, Indian cricket fans need a tool to get themselves updated with the latest scores.
If you are an Airtel customer and have a GPRS enabled phone, you only need to visit Airtel Live portal to stay in touch with the latest happenings on the ground. Just visit the ESPN mobile cricket updates section (can be found under News & sports section and then cricket updates).
Since, it comes under Airtel live, you should not be charged any thing. But in some cases you may be charged a nominal fee of 30ps for browsing the mobile ESPN site (and we are strictly not responsible if you are charged for its usage).
In case you have hard time locating the exact page on Airtel Live, you can bookmark the following URL http://wap.mobilespn.in/xhtml/ckt_home.php (Airtel customers only).
Others too can visit the above page but it is for sure that you’ll be charged according to your plan.
You can find similar, links in WAP portals of other operators too which you can make use of.
The second method to keep updated is via SMS, but this one costs you Rs.2/3
For example, you can SMS CRI to 58243 to get latest scores (BSNL and Airtel). This service is brought to you by Yahoo. You can find a bunch of similar numbers by other operators during match days.
If you are OK with seeing Advertisements on your mobile below the SMS, then you can make use of the Mytoday SMS service. To receive regular cricket updates (for free), one has to type START CRI YOUR CITY NAME and send it to 9223050606. You may have to prefix ‘zero’ if you are living in other place than Mumbai.
For example type START CRI HYDERABAD and send it to 09223050606. A single time charge of Rs.1 (or as per your National SMS plan) will be charged and there after, all the SMS are free.
Another method, and this one is absolutely free, is to subscribe to a cricket alert channel in Google SMS channel. Just visit this page (non-existing Google SMS channels link removed) and login with any of your Google account to subscribe to channels.
If you are not sure what this is all about, you may want to know what is Google SMS channels first.
There you can find different categories on the right side from which you can select sports where you can find a bunch of cricket scores channels which you can subscribe too. From then you’ll start getting score updates from Google for free.
Note: Any of these services may stop working in the future, so just SMS once, and if you don’t get any reply back or any alert during an actual match, it means that particular service no longer exists.