Submitting material to CricInfo
CricInfo is constantly seeking to improve its database through additions from our many contributors.
Nearly all the material in CricInfo has been contributed by volunteers,
and we depend on users like yourselves to contribute new material.
We are looking for contributions of:-
Before submitting anything, please check whether the material is already in Cricinfo.
If you are not sure, please mail
our archive maintainers,
- Scorecards, particularly those missing from our
- Match reports
- Player profiles
- Anything else cricket related
We are pleased to accept contributions in any form that you may wish
to send. We would prefer, however, if you can do as much formatting
for us as possible. Articles are best sent as text files, with
no more than 63 characters/ line. Sources must be identified in the following format:-
Source :: AN Other
Idenfication of sources is important so that we can trace copyright. Please check our
copyright guidelines before submitting articles (scorecards and statistics are not
copyright, although the original source should be identified).
Our scorecards are in a standard format, and if you are entering a card from scratch, the closer
you can get to this the better. Some utilities for assisting in this can be found in
the software area of CricInfo,
and we also have a guide and examples available.
Submitting to CricInfo
The easiest way to get any information to us is by e-mail to:-
You may also wish to try our experimental form submission.
Once your file arrives in our mail boxes, it will eventually appear on CricInfo. We are working on
a procedure that will notify you when your submission is archived. Generally, our highest priority
is towards archiving of scorecards and reports from current matches and seasons, so
older material may take some time. If you don't see your material on CricInfo within a week,
please e-mail us to make sure we have not forgotten!
We are attempting to ensure that we have permission
to archive all our information.
Any authors or artists wishing to archive original articles, photographs, drawings or
other material are particularly welcome. We will ensure that the original author is
always acknowledged. A list of sources from
which we have obtained permission
is given below.
Internet copyright issues are still in a state of confusion, but
we are using the following guidelines.
Permission should be sought in the following cases
From a copyright prose work:
From a copyright work of poetry:-
- for any extract of longer than 400 words
- for a series of extracts totalling more than 800 words, of which any
one extract is more than 300 words
- for an extract or series of extracts composing one-quarter of the
work or more
The above convention was arrived at by the Society of Authors and the
Publisher's Association in 1981. Some publishers
and authors will deem fair, and therefore make no charge for, quotation
well above the above convention, but others may not: Courtesy and common
sense alike suggest that, if in any doubt, permission should be sought.
- for an extract of more than 40 lines
- for a series of extracts totalling more than 40 lines
- for an extract composing one-quarter or more of a complete poem
- for a series of extracts composing together one-quarter or more of a
In general photographs can only be archived if we have permission from
the holder of the orginal copyright. We are very interested in the work of any photographers
who may wish to use CricInfo as a showcase for their work.
Listed below are the sources who have given us permission to reproduce their articles
and other material. We are very grateful to all these organizations for their support
of CricInfo. we would be very interested in expanding this list further.
The Electronic Telegraph.
The Daily and Sunday Telegraph
Articles from Wisden and Wisden Cricket Monthly (if permission specifically obtained)
Dawn News Service
Lanka Internet services (Daily News, Sunday Observer)
The Sunday Times
The Jamaican Gleaner
The Canadian Cricketer
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