Once again, live cricket is bringing joy to people across the country and the roar of the fans is loud and clear on Twitter. Sports are real-time by nature and so is Twitter. It is little wonder then that fans are turning to the service for live sports conversations and shared experiences as they can’t be in the stadium or even the same room as their friends to watch a game.
Sports enthusiasts are looking forward to the women’s cricket league, which will be played between three teams from 4th November up until 9th November, with all the four matches being held in UAE. The tournament will be played between teams Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity which will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet), SmritiMandhana (@mandhana_smriti) and Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) respectively.
To enhance user experience this season, Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (@BCCI) have joined hands to launch seven new custom emojis around the league, as well as for its teams and the respective captains. Fans will be able to activate these emojis by Tweeting with the following hashtags: #MithaliRaj or #Mithali, #Harmanpreet or #Harman, #Smriti or #SM18, #WomensT20Challenge, #Velocity, #Supernovas and #Trailblazers.
This is the first time that an Indian women’s sports league has got its own Twitter emoji. In 2017, Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) became the first woman cricketer from India to get an emoji during the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Through these unique emojis, fans will be able to show instant support to their favourite teams and players on Twitter during the matches. Fans will also be able to follow and participate in live conversations. Stay tuned for more updates and follow the conversations on Twitter.