ICC And Nium Launch Coding Challenge To Engage Tech-Loving Cricket Fans
Community provided the opportunity to help create new online game for Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and official fintech infrastructure partner and global money movement company, Nium, today launched a coding challenge to give tech-savvy fans the opportunity to help create “Whozat?,” a new online game to be released in September ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
The “Nium Coding Challenge” is the first of several technology programmes in a digitally-led partnership that will focus on engaging a global, cricket-loving, technology-minded community. Fans with an interest in programming and coding, can take the Nium Coding Challenge quiz here, answering 10 questions based on the innovative online game, “WhoZat?”
“WhoZat?” challenges fans to guess the players competing in the Men’s T20 World Cup through a series of clues and creates an engaging way to get to know the World Cup stars. The game will be released online in September.
The Nium Coding Challenge will enable technologists to combine their passion for cricket with their love for innovation. For the ICC this programme drives deeper fan engagement and is in line with its global growth strategy to bring fans closer to the game.
This challenge will be followed by the Nium Hackathon later this year. This exciting programme, the first of its kind for the ICC, will bring together a community of sport and technology stakeholders to create new fan engagement experiences for the global game.
ICC Head of Digital, Finn Bradshaw said: “We are excited to launch the Nium Coding Challenge as a first for the ICC and to give fans the chance to play an active role in creating a brand-new digital experience for the pinnacle event of Men’s T20 cricket. This is one part of an exciting slate of fan engagement projects the ICC has planned that will bring fans closer than ever to the game they love.”
Nium Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing and Communications, Jeremiah Glodoveza said: “Nium is a champion for innovation around the world and is proud to be partnering with the ICC to enhance the experiences around the game we all love. This coding challenge is an exciting first step in a series of tech-forward projects with the ICC that will highlight the levels of technical talent in the cricket-loving community.”
ABOUT THE ICC
The ICC is the global governing body for cricket. Representing 108 members, the ICC governs and administrates the game and is responsible for the staging of major international tournaments including the ICC World Test Championship Final, ICC Men’s and Women’s Cricket World Cups, T20 World Cups as well as all associated qualifying events.
The ICC presides over the ICC Code of Conduct which sets the professional standards of discipline for international cricket, playing conditions, bowling reviews and other ICC regulations. The Laws of the game remain under the auspices of the MCC.
The ICC also appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals. Through the Integrity Unit it coordinates action against corruption and match fixing.
The ICC Development department works with Associate Members to improve the quality of international cricket, build better cricket systems, get more people playing cricket and grow the game.
Nium is the global platform for modern money movement and the official fintech infrastructure partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC). It provides banks, payment providers, and businesses of any size with access to global payment and card issuance solutions. Its modular platform powers frictionless commerce, helping businesses pay and get paid across the globe. Once connected to the Nium platform, businesses are able to pay out in more than 100 currencies to over 190 countries – 100 of which in real time. Funds can be received in 35 markets, including Southeast Asia, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India, and the US. Nium’s growing card issuance business is already available in 34 countries, including Europe (SEPA), the UK, Australia and Singapore. Nium holds regulatory licenses and authorizations in over 40 countries, enabling seamless global payments and rapid integration, regardless of geography.