As the fantasy sports sector is burgeoning in its popularity, the concept of ‘making predictions’ in live sports has come to the forefront more than ever. Making predictions on who is going to win, what is going to happen next, has always been something that fosters the sense of camaraderie among sports fans.
Sitting by the window, I could watch them play cricket for hours. My brother and his friends. Growing up, I did not dwell much on the fact that girls were rarely seen on the cricket ground. Yes, just like me, many girls did pick the bat or bowl an over once in a blue moon. In the 90s, in a small town in Bihar (now Jharkhand), I was not a player. I was a spectator though.
India Accelerator, a mentorship-driven accelerator program in India, has recently collaborated with JSW Sports - the sports arm of the JSW Group (a multinational $13 billion conglomerate) to launch an exclusive premier seed and early-stage Sports Tech Cohort.
My friend Anu works for PlayCKC. When I saw the hashtag #sportsenti on their FB page, I was teleported to the ’90s. Kapil’s Devils lifted the world cup in 1983. But in India, the entire next decade was an extended presentation ceremony.
Our captain is definitely a favourite with Indian fans. Not just a favourite. THE favourite. This IPL, we saw sportsentis on PlayCKC choose Virat Kohli the most number of times. PlayCKC has two games. PREDICT is the one where fans get to make predictions live as the match happens...