Some 9 million Facebook users were responsible for 25 million interactions related to Sunday’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match between rivals India and Pakistan, in which India prevailed 300-224.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 began Saturday, and the tournament will run in Australia and New Zealand through the final match at Melbourne Cricket Ground March 29.
Facebook head of media partnerships for India Saurabh Doshi and strategic partner development manager for Australia and New Zealand Karren Rogers detailed ways for Facebook users to follow the Cricket World Cup in a Facebook Media blog post:
Join the conversation by posting about the match you are watching — just tap the smiley icon before you share a post, select watching and choose the specific match.
Experience matches in real-time. Tap on posts with the watching tag for a specific match to be directed to a Trending Cricket World Cup page, where you will:
- See posts from your friends and people in your network with Friends and Groups.
- See real-time reactions from people around the world with Live Feed.
- View photos and videos from public voices, news outlets and people at the match.
Hear from the greats. Watch “Weekly Corner with Cricket Legends,” a six part video question-and-answer series with some of the world’s leading cricketers. Keep an eye on the ICC Cricket World Cup page each Monday to see interviews with Shane Warne, Yuvraj Singh and more. Here’s a peek at Warne’s Q&A, describing his favorite Cricket World Cup moments:
Doshi and Rogers also recommended the following pages:
- Cricket on Facebook
- Indian Cricket Team
- Star Sports India
- ICC Cricket World Cup
- ESPN Cricinfo
- Aaj Tak
- Headlines Today
- India Today
- SKY Sport NZ
- FOX Sports Australia
- Being Indian Channel
- BigFM Radio
Finally, Doshi and Rogers suggested the following players’ pages:
- MS Dhoni
- Virat Kohli
- Michael Clarke
- Glenn Maxwell
- Dave Warner
- Stuart Broad
- AB De Villiers
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Ajinkya Rahane
Cricket fans: Will you interact on Facebook during ICC Cricket World Cup 2015?