The International Cricket Council (ICC), in collaboration with NIUM – next generation global payments platform, has announced the second edition of Next In Hackathon. The first edition of the Next In Hackathon was an international success in which 9550 teams participated from 113 countries worldwide.
The Next In Hackathon 2023 is inviting participants to showcase skills and collaboration to create solutions to enhance training, fan engagement, and participation which will culminate at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India. This Hackathon provides an unmatched opportunity for sports and tech experts to innovate fan experiences, driving cricket’s growth through modern technology. Aligned with ICC’s vision, it engages a broader audience, allowing fans active access to the sport.
The second edition of the Hackathon involves three tracks of participation: Enhancing team/athlete training experience, Fan experience – In the stadium & at home, and Growing participation in the sport. There will be no limit to how many technologies are used for each track. However, knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, AR / VR, Web3, Blockchain, and Data Science is mandatory.
Commenting on the collaboration ICC Head of Digital Finn Bradshaw said, “I’m thrilled to continue our journey with NIUM as we drive the intersection between invention and a collective passion for Cricket. Our focus on three pivotal tracks – High Performance, Fan Engagement, and Grassroots Participation – propels us into an exciting phase. With innovation as our driving force, we’re geared up to enhance cricketing experiences at the highest level, foster stronger connections with fans, and nurture budding talent. We’re excited about the path ahead and look forward to engaging with the brightest and most passionate minds.”
“I am thrilled to be the Ambassador for the second edition of the Next In Hackathon. There were some fascinating innovations in the inaugural Hackathon connecting technology and cricket. I can’t wait to see what ideas will be presented to us this time to help make the game more accessible and engaging for fans and cricketers alike.” said Hackathon Ambassador Anil Kumble
“The Next-In Hackathon has become the showcase for the world’s best technologists to share new experiences that will advance the game we love. We’re proud to celebrate innovation in all forms, whether on the pitch or off. We look forward to seeing how fans see the future of cricket in what will undoubtedly be an amazing Hackathon in November, ” Commented NIUM, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing and Communications Jeremiah Glodoveza.
The shortlisted teams will be invited to build and present their creations to a panel of prestigious judges, including Hackathon Ambassador Anil Kumble, at an exclusive event at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Knowledge sessions with mentors and meetups in Singapore, Mumbai and San Francisco will be part of the process. To register for Next in Hackathon, Click Here: https://hackathon.icc-cricket.com/