ESPNcricinfo in association with OPPO presents CricIQ 2017 Season 5

ESPNcricinfo, the go-to digital destination for all things cricket, in association with OPPO, the global camera phone brand, announces the fifth season of CricIQ - India’s only multi-format and multi-platform cricket quiz. ESPNcricinfo intends to add to the cricket fervour by giving passionate cricket fans and hardcore quizzers an opportunity to test their mettle around the knowledge of the game. This season is full of exciting features such as, CricIQ Social, which gives one lucky user a chance to win the daily prizes and, ‘Net Practice’, for quizzers who could use the warm-up before the real challenge. To participate, fans have to visit

CricIQ is the ultimate cricket challenge, with multiple stages online, via online video rounds, and culminating in a final Grand Finale event.

It is a dedicated cricket fan test on a digital platform that includes

  • A format that gives every cricket-crazy fan out there multiple shots (three attempts a day) to make it big
  • An inexhaustible question bank to ensure that no user gets previously attempted questions in any of his future attempts
  • A fan contest in real time using live videos
  • Social media integration at all levels from start to finish

This season of ESPNcricinfo CricIQ include a total three rounds, starting off with a preliminary round on the 29 April 2017, which consists of an online game; three weekly winners of which will qualify for the semi-final round, leading up to the finale which will be held in Mumbai this year. Out of the eight finalists, six would have a chance to win exciting prizes worth up to INR 3 Lacs.

Commenting on the occasion, Ramesh Kumar, Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia, said, “At ESPNcricinfo, we push ourselves to offer compelling and engaging content. Keeping the fans at the center of all our product offerings, we created CricIQ, as a forum for cricket fans to showcase their in-depth knowledge and passion for the game. With the fervid cricket fans excited about this year’s IPL, we hope to inspirit these individuals with the fifth season of this signature multi-format and multi-platform cricket quiz.”

Mr. Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India, expressed his thoughts saying, “We believe that as a brand we share the same spirit and passion of pursuit of perfection as cricket which is enjoyed by youth across the country. Thus, this association enables us to reach out and connect with young fans who live and dream about the sport. And with this endeavor, we also want to help the youth experience outstanding selfie-led photography through our camera phones.

ESPNcricinfo’s CricIQ, the ultimate quizzing phenomenon for cricket enthusiasts was launched in June 2014 and over the years have had millions of participants, from all over the country. CricIQ is now a popular quiz property amongst cricket fans and each season brings in more and more fan participation and higher engagement.


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