By Saurabh Doshi, Head – Media Partnerships – India, and Karren Rogers, Strategic Partner Development Manager- Australia and New Zealand

During the 2015 Cricket World Cup, millions of people will use Facebook to discover content, connect with their favorite players and teams, and discuss matches with friends. With over 100 million people* interested in cricket on the platform, Facebook is truly the world’s largest cricket stadium.

This weekend, the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan drove conversation around the world. Globally, 9 million people had 25 million interactions about India’s victory over Pakistan.

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Over the next six weeks, there will be many ways to follow the Cricket World Cup on Facebook:

  • Join the conversation by posting about the match you are watching— just tap the smiley icon before you share a post, select watching and choose the specific match.

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  • Experience matches in real-time. Tap on posts with the watching tag for a specific match to be directed to a Trending Cricket World Cup page, where you will:
    • See posts from your friends and people in your network with Friends and Groups
    • See real-time reactions from people around the world with Live Feed
    • View photos and videos from public voices, news outlets and people at the match

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Hear from the greats. Watch the “Weekly Corner with Cricket Legends,” a six part video Q&A series with some of the worlds leading cricketers. Keep an eye on the ICC Cricket World Cup page each Monday to see interviews with Shane Warne, Yuvraj Singh, and more. Here’s a peek at Shane Warne’s Q&A, describing his favorite Cricket World Cup moments:

The Cricket World Cup is sure to be one of the year’s most talked-about sporting events on Facebook as Cricket fans around the world connect with friends and cheer on their favorite teams and players.

*Based on interests shared on Timelines, apps used, Pages liked and other activities on and off of Facebook