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ICC and Nium Launch "Next In" Global Hackathon for Cricket-Loving Technologists - UPSC Current Affairs

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and fintech partner Nium have announced the launch of "Next In", a global hackathon open to all cricket-loving technologists. The hackathon invites tech-savvy fans to create solutions that improve the digital cricket fan experience using technologies like Web3, Metaverse, and Virtual Reality (VR). The event will be held in March 2023 and winners will receive a prize of $10,000.

Jan 11, 2023

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Nium, an official fintech infrastructure partner, have announced the launch of a global hackathon called "Next In." This challenge is open to all cricket-loving technologists and invites them to create solutions that improve the digital cricket fan experience. It is the first initiative of its kind by the ICC and aims to drive deeper fan engagement and to bring fans closer to the game.

 

The hackathon challenges tech-savvy fans to explore new ways to engage younger cricket fans and to merge digital tools to identify solutions to challenges that cricket fans face. In this hackathon, ICC will accept the entries that can improve the fan experience by using technologies like Web3, Metaverse and Virtual Reality (VR). The registration for the hackathon is open now and can be accessed at Hackathon.ICC-cricket.com. The first stage asks the entrants to describe their concept, following which a shortlist of teams will be invited to build and present their ideas to a panel of judges. The event will be held in March 2023 in Bangalore, India. The winners will receive a prize of $10,000.

 

Finn Bradshaw, ICC Head of Digital, stated that the best fan engagement ideas for the future of cricket will come from its passionate fans, and this hackathon provides a global showcase for innovation from the technology community. Nium Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing and Communications, Jeremiah Glodoveza, said that the hack. Image: ICC

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