The long awaited cricket extravaganza is about to begin. The ICC World cup 2011 will begin today with a match between India and Bangladesh. If you are a cricket fan and cannot afford to miss any of the action during the 43 day long event, you need to check out these cool apps for your smartphone, be it Android, iPhone, WP7 or Symbian to keep yourself updated.

With mobile broadband getting more and more affordable, it makes sense to have the right apps installed, to get the latest score updates, happening news, live photos and even video streaming of the cricketing action at the world cup. Follow your favorite team, wherever they go with these apps.

ICC World cup 2011 – iOS apps

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1. Official ICC World cup 2011 app for iOS – You can get Ball by ball updates, live photos, exclusive videos and live statistics through this app. You can even listen to the live commentary if you wish to.

2. ESPNcricinfo app for iOS – A free app with loads of content related to cricket and a special section for ICC wc 2011. It even includes push notifications and video/audio section.

3. ICC WC 2011 – This $0.99 app from Konstant apps gives the complete ICC world cup 2011 schedule, team-wise and group-wise breakup chart and detailed statistics. I am not sure if you really need to pay for this. You can check it out though.

ICC World cup 2011 apps for Android

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1. ESPNcricinfo app for Android – very similar to the iOS version with live notifications.

2. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Schedule – A simple app to keep a tab on the world cup schedule. The main reason to include this app in our list is because the app works in offline mode, so there is no data charge for the schedule.

3. Cricket World Cup 2011 – Pro v0.9.7 – live matches, scores, point tables, twitter updates and more. Check here.

ICC World cup 2011 apps for Windows Phone 7

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1. Official ICC world cup 2011 app – Very similar to the official app for iOS, but with some pleasing metro UI. Exclusive match videos available as well.

Stay tuned, will update the post with more apps soon.

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