February 22, 2013

Google+ at the Crease for India v. Australia Test Series

With the India vs. Australia Test Series starting this Friday, February 22, 2013, the cricket season will be well underway, with millions of people tuning in to watch the battle of two brilliant batting line-ups, Indian spinners and Australian pacemen. Here are a few ways for cricket fans to join the excitement with Google and see what your favourite players, coaches, and pundits have to say.

Catch the action behind the scenes with Cricket Club.
Starting this week, some of the world’s best cricketers will be hanging out on Google+, and you can catch the action live on the Cricket Club Google+ page. In the first week of hangouts, Aussie cricket legend Stuart MacGill has put together an all star cast of fiery pundits to give an all-access pass to the day's play. Damien Martyn, Dennis Lillee, Aakash Chopra, Murali Khartik, and Saqlain Mustaq will dial in for a conversation that could surely only happen on a hangout. Tune in to the hangouts every day from February 22 to 26 at 2:30pm IST to join in on the banter.

The first hangout will be on Friday, February 22 at 2:30pm IST. Here’s the invite from Stuart:

Subsequently, every match day from March 2 to the end of the series, we’ll be selecting fans to join in on these hangouts. If you want to be considered for a spot in the hangout, submit a question on Google+ with the hashtag #indvsaus for a chance to be in the hotseat.

You can always subscribe to our YouTube Cricket Club channel if you want to check out videos of the Hangouts after they’ve happened. Also, don’t forget to join the India Cricket Google+ Community to get the scoop from other fans.

Posted by Sandeep Menon, Director of Marketing, Google India