SportsLine and CricInfo Launch Leading Site for 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup; The Sports Store Features Unique World Cup Items, Complete With Dollars To Pounds Conversion

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 ( are prepared to launch the most comprehensive Internet coverage of the event ( 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 ( in The Sports Store ( 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:

  • Live ball-by-ball scores and commentary of every game accompanied by live statistics and graphs. Users will have a choice of four scoreboards: a Java scoreboard, a full html scoreboard, a summary scoreboard and CricVision, a new revolutionary cricket viewer and all-in-one scorecard that will alert users when pre-selected events occur, such as a favorite batsman coming to the wicket, and will also offer audio reports.

  • News and live reports from a team of reporters at every ground, news agency AFP and 32 other news sources and columns from renowned South African cricket writer Trevor Chesterfield, West Indian star Colin Croft and Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.

  • CricInfo 365, CricInfo's 100,000 subscriber strong daily email newsletter will keep user up to date with all the latest news every morning.

  • Photographs of every game from four photo sources.

  • A mini-site for each competing team including complete statistics and records, news, profiles and statistics of every player, team history, forums and the chance to send messages directly to the teams.

  • CricInfo World Cup challenge,, a free-to-play fantasy game which will be updated in real time so players can watch their standing while games are in progress.

  • Dozens of competitions, games and quizzes giving users the opportunity to win $10,000 worth of prizes, tickets to the final and a replica of the 1983 Prudential World Cup.

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 (, 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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Larry Wahl
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Alex Riethmiller
(954) 351-2120 ext. 7535

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