School teams' software will predict cricket outcomes

Last updated 05:00 12/12/2013

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Saturday morning cricket is about to become more sophisticated.

Club and school teams can now predict the outcome of Twenty20 matches while they are under way, using the same technology that television commentators use to forecast international results.

Wellington-based cricket-scoring software specialist CricHQ has added the forecasting tool to the latest release of its cloud-based software, available as an iPhone application.

All club and school cricket teams are able to use CricHQ's software at no direct cost under a $120,000 deal the company signed with New Zealand Cricket last year.

The software will predict teams' chances of winning games at any stage of each match by comparing current scores with a database of past scores and outcomes, updating its forecast ball by ball.

CricHQ said its most significant partnership to date was reached with Sri Lanka Cricket last month.

The Wellington association will use CricHQ's software to provide a database of cricket players, score cricket matches using iPads, tablets and cellphones, and manage competitions.

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