FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (May 13, 1999) - As cricket fans around the world prepare for the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, SportsLine USA (NASDAQ:SPLN) and CricInfo (www.CricInfo.org) are prepared to launch the most comprehensive Internet coverage of the event (www-usa.cricket.org). While twelve countries battle it out for world supremacy, cricket enthusiasts can follow every batsman, bowler and wicket keeper as they compete in England.
Cricket fans can also show support for their favorite teams with a comprehensive variety of items at the CricShop (www.sportsstore.com/cricshop) in The Sports Store (www.TheSportsStore.com). Featured goods include official World Cup T-shirts, official replica team match shirts and caps, and individual or sets of team lapel pins.
As an added convenience to its global shoppers, the CricShop will feature prices in pounds sterling as well as dollars, updated automatically with the latest conversion rate.
"Cricket is a global sport whose following rivals US sports like the NFL and NBA," said Michael Levy, President and CEO of SportsLine USA. "SportsLine's experience in providing the best worldwide cricket coverage with CricInfo, enables us to deliver the most extensive Cricket World Cup coverage and the most compelling e-commerce opportunity."
Highlights of CricInfo's 1999 World Cup Site include:
About SportsLine USA, Inc.
SportsLine USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLN) is a leading Internet-based sports media company that provides content, community and e-commerce to sports enthusiasts worldwide. The publisher of CBS SportsLine (http://cbs.sportsline.com), SportsLine USA's content includes more than 400,000 pages of multimedia sports information, entertainment and merchandise. SportsLine USA was founded in 1994 and its flagship Internet sports service was renamed CBS SportsLine in March of 1997 as part of an exclusive promotional and content agreement with CBS Sports.
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