Sportradar, a worldwide sports technology company, has announced a collaboration with Delhi Capitals to become the official technology partner of the Delhi Capitals Academy. The three-year partnership aims to enhance the Delhi Capitals Academy programme and support the identification and development of talent across the cricket academy network.
As part of the partnership, Sportradar will offer FrogBox, a live-streaming technology solution currently used by more than 500 cricket clubs in England, Australia, and Europe, to the Delhi Capitals Academy and franchises. The agreement also involves the deployment of an industry-leading electronic scoring app and a mobile-responsive match centre to host live streams and highlights of fixtures, as well as live scores, scorecards, and results.
In addition, the Delhi Capitals Academy will have access to Lilypad, Sportradar’s fan engagement and coaching application, which will enable them to curate highlights from streamed matches into playlists and share them with academy students for coaching purposes. These highlights can also be shared on social media to promote the academy to a wider audience.
Dhiraj Malhotra, CEO of Delhi Capitals, has expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating that the Delhi Capitals Academy is the first academy in India to collaborate with Sportradar and leverage their innovative video technology to develop cricket talent. He believes that this partnership will enrich local talent and boost engagement with their fans.
Jarod Pickering, head of cricket at Sportradar, has also emphasized the importance of academies like Delhi Capitals’ in identifying and nurturing the next generation of talent. He expressed his eagerness to work closely with Delhi Capitals to help them realize their vision for the academy and to reach out to more academies in India to showcase how Sportradar’s technological solutions can further develop the sport that the entire nation is incredibly passionate about.