Why Businesses Are Required To Invest In Fantasy Platforms Development in  2021? - FEXLE Services Official Blog

The love of big games like cricket and football cannot be overlooked by die-hard fans. Some have watched every series of these matches every year. From regional and national matches to international ODIs and tournaments, fans don’t miss a thing.

In India, where cricket is not only a game but also a religion, the pandemic has made it very difficult for fans to sit at home and miss all the matches. With the BCCI and other international bodies cancelling most cricket events this year, it has affected fans who could not sit in front of the TV for hours or cheer for their favourite teams on the field.

Empty stadiums this year have increased the chances that these apps will work well and eventually gain more users. More people are likely to install these apps and participate in fantasy games.

There are 2.5 billion+ fans of the games in more than 180 countries. Also, best fantasy app game among fans is football, followed by cricket. These fans are attracted by game enthusiasts who have a good understanding and knowledge of the game they are interested in.

Pandemic has ensured that top matches are watched online. As the games continue and take place in different countries, stadiums are empty and people are watching online. Online spectators have contributed to the rise of fantasy sports. Major leagues such as the IPL and T20 are just a few of the matches that have been turned into fantasy games.

With the help of these applications, users (participants) form their own virtual teams based on their preferences for national and international players and compete against opposing teams. The outcome of the game is based on the win or loss of the players they have in their teams in real matches.

Everyone has an opinion on their favourite games and can agree with the team that was formed in reality. So on this virtual platform they can enter their preferences for players and see how their team is doing.

Although it started as a small idea, the number of users has grown exponentially, as the owners of the apps are now the owners of companies worth billions of dollars. 

India is the largest market for fantasy sports, with 70 million people in the country being attracted to these apps in 2018 alone, according to a report by IFSG-Nielsen.

Championships that can contribute to the success of fantasy cricket apps in 2021

Cricket is always at the top of the list for avid fans in India and beyond. There are many cricket leagues that fans are desperately waiting for. The coming months will be crucial for fantasy sports and app owners could see an increase in downloads. Take a look at some of the cricket leagues that could contribute to the success of fantasy cricket this year:

 IPL (Indian Premier League):

This T20 cricket league is unique and the most popular cricket league of all time. Not only in cricket, it also has its place in international competitions and is watched by millions of viewers around the world as it brings together a group of talented cricketers from all over the world. The league’s total value has increased from $6.3 billion in 2018 to $6.8 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 7%. TV viewership has also increased by 15%.

Big Bash League:

In 2021, the world can expect another big league similar to the IPL, in alliance with Australia. Television coverage of the league has increased significantly. This year, 59 matches will be played for viewers in 10 countries.

 T20 World Cup:

The seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was scheduled to be held in India in 2021 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The ICC later confirmed that the T20 world cup 2021 will be held in India and 16 countries will participate.

Barclays Premier League

The BBL was founded in 1992 and over the years has developed into the most important English cricket league. The 29th edition of 2020-21 was scheduled to start on 8 August but was postponed to 12 September due to the global pandemic.