Cricket Ireland and NV Play partner to deliver end-to-end Recreational Cricket platform in multi-year deal
Dublin, Ireland, 12 April 2022 – Cricket Ireland and NV Play today launch an exciting new multi-year partnership that sees a nationwide rollout of NV Play’s industry defining cricket technology platform, offering a totally integrated digital scoring platform across Irish recreational cricket for the first time.
Initially spanning four seasons, this transformative agreement places NV Play’s cricket scoring & competition management platform into the hands of all grassroots and recreational cricketers across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is in addition to NV Play & Cricket Ireland’s highly successful High Performance partnership of the past two years, and is a key building block of Cricket Ireland’s expansive ‘Creating a Cricket Island’ Strategic Plan for 2021-23.
This partnership also sees the launch of NV Play Cricket Scorer, an exciting new mobile scoring extension to the wider NV Play platform. The NV Play mobile scoring app is available now in both the Apple Appstore and Google Play.
This exciting new mobile app is specifically design for recreational cricket, whilst working collaboratively with NV Play’s best-in-class laptop-based Pro Cricket Scorer to deliver an integrated end to end solution for the entire game. Now recreational cricketers have access to the same technology as the professional and international game.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with NV Play from the elite game into the grassroots game, making NV Play’s world class cricket technology accessible to all clubs and players across Ireland.”
Participation Director, Cricket Ireland
Online Match Centres featuring ball by ball live scores, live streams & video highlights, match schedules and competition centres will also be able to be integrated directly into the Cricket Ireland website and the sites of Connacht Cricket Union, Cricket Leinster, Munster Cricket Union, North West Cricket Union and Northern Cricket Union - Ireland’s five Provincial Unions.
From this foundation of universal digital scoring, Clubs and Leagues across Ireland will also have direct access to NV Play’s full range of premium offerings, including Live Streaming, Video Scoreboard & Replay Screen and Video Analysis tools.
This partnership serves as a blueprint for NV Play’s vision of a top down, end-to-end cricket technology platform spanning the core pillars of Data Collection, Talent Identification, Performance Pathways and Fan Engagement.
NV Play's expanded recreational cricket partnership with Cricket Ireland initially runs through to December 2025.
Elaine Nolan, Cricket Ireland’s Participation Director says “We are delighted to extend our partnership with NV Play from the elite game into the grassroots game, making NV Play’s world class cricket technology accessible to all clubs and players across Ireland.”
“We look forward to an exciting future with NV Play and working together to deliver a best-in-class system for Clubs and Provincial Unions.”
Cricket Ireland becomes the third Full Member and 21st cricket playing nation to embrace the power of the NV Play Cricket platform to drive growth in their game. With the first phase of the larger implementation in place for the 2022 season, NV Play and Cricket Ireland will work closely over the course of the year to deliver a refined and expanded recreational offering to benefit clubs across Ireland.
“We’re absolutely delighted to deepen our partnership with Cricket Ireland through this expansive recreational initiative, delivering our best of breed digital scoring solutions to all Clubs and leagues in Ireland, whilst offering a simple pathway for Clubs to embrace Live Streaming and Video Analysis through adoption of NV Play’s wider platform.”
Managing Director, NV Play
Matt Pickering, NV Play Managing Director, says “We’re absolutely delighted to deepen our partnership with Cricket Ireland through this expansive recreational initiative, delivering our best of breed digital scoring solutions to all Clubs and leagues in Ireland, whilst offering a simple pathway for Clubs to embrace Live Streaming and Video Analysis through adoption of NV Play’s wider platform.”
“Not only do we get to work even closer with our friends at Cricket Ireland, but we’re deeply excited to be able to deliver this perfect execution of our mission to democratise access to these elite tools and platforms & put them in the hands of recreational cricketers.”
“Together, we can really change the game in Ireland.”
Neil Fairbairn, NV Play’s Commercial Manager adds “Perhaps most excitingly, Cricket Ireland’s forward looking commitment to deliver digital scoring & fixturing across the recreational game provides the perfect foundation for Clubs across Ireland to leverage the commercial & sponsorship opportunities offered by Live Streaming, build their fanbase and grow their game through embracing the same modern performance analysis tools used at the elite level.”