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Web3
AR/VR
Metaverse
Fintech
Blockchain

Who can participate: Age 18+ only    

Regional Eligibility: Global

Idea Submission Deadline

SAT, FEB 18 2023 UTC

Online & In Person (Demo Day)     1-4
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About


With the onset of advanced and high-tech changes in the world of cricket and the emergence of modern-day technologies like Web3, Metaverse, Fintech and Virtual Reality, the ICC along with NIUM is aiming to facilitate a landmark change in the way fans experience cricket.

This is an opportunity for the global community of sports & technology innovators, to create new and improved fan engagement experiences for the global game of cricket and bring cricket fans closer to the game.

In this first of it's kind hackathon, teams will register, be shortlisted and finally be invited to build and present their concepts & creations to a panel of judges representing the cricket and technology industries at an exclusive event in March 2023 in Bangalore, India.

ICC and NIUM launch “Next In”.....Learn More

Crictos & Exclusive ICC Merchandise to the Top 5 teams along with a chance to meet <DINESH KARTHIK/>

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Themes

AR/VR Track

Use AR/VR technologies to create a gamified experience for cricket fans.

In this track we encourage Developers to explore the AR/VR Based technology to create a fan engagement activity or game. Ranging from skill building practice based games where fans experience the pace, swing, and spin of their favourite bowlers in virtual reality, to an innovation that educates fans about the game of Cricket, right from the - “History of Cricket”,“Rules of the Game” or even a virtual museum.

In this track we encourage Developers to explore the

AR/VR Based technology to create a fan engagement activity or game. Ranging from skill building practice based games where fans experience the pace, swing, and spin of their favourite bowlers in virtual reality, to an innovation that educates fans about the game of Cricket, right from the -“History of Cricket”,“Rules of the Game” or even a virtual museum.

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Fintech Track

Design a loyalty experience for fans with fintech at the centre of it.

The prototype designed by the developers must incentivize fans to interact and transact with ICC content and products such as ICC TV, our NFT program - Crictos, ICC Awards and ICC events at large. This track must include a modern or traditional monetary exchange system between the ICC and its fan base.

The prototype designed by the

developers must incentivize fans to interact and transact with ICC content and products such as ICC TV, our NFT program - Crictos, ICC Awards and ICC events at large. This track must include a modern or traditional monetary exchange system between the ICC and its’ fan base.

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Stadium Experience Track

Create a Web3-based experience for the cricket fans.

The prototype created by developers within this track should aim to strengthen the experience of a fan going to the stadium to watch a match. For example, this could allow the fan to participate in on-ground events on match day and incorporate interactive elements such as a stadium navigation guide, as a result formulating a strategy to track fan movement and behaviour in stadiums and also capturing it on social media. It should give fans an easy and friendly way to share their experience so that others can watch it live or on TV.

The prototype created by developers

within this track should aim to strengthen the experience of a fan going to the stadium to watch a match. For example, this could allow the fan to participate in on-ground events on match day and incorporates interactive elements such as a stadium navigation guide, as a result formulating a strategy to track fan movement and behaviour in stadiums and also capturing it on social media. It should give fans an easy and friendly way to share their experience so that others can watch it live or on TV.

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Blockchain & Web3 Track

The developers are required to innovate a decentralised platform, that will be the ICC’s foray into the metaverse space. The final prototype should showcase ways in which fans can learn, watch and interact with the sport of cricket.

The developers are required to innovate a decentralised platform, that will be the ICC’s foray into the metaverse space.

The final prototype should showcase ways in which fans can learn, watch and interact with the sport of cricket.

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Jury And Mentors

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Finn Bradshaw
  • Finn Bradshaw
  • blog
  • blog
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  • blog
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Schedule

Launch & Registration Phase
Post Registration
Prototype Development Phase
Grand Finale

Launch & Registration Phase
Post Registration
Prototype Development Phase
Grand Finale
  11th Jan - 18th Feb'23
  15th Jan - 18th Feb'23
  19th Jan'23
  9th Feb'23
  10th Feb - 16th Feb'23
Registrations Open
Idea Submissions
04:30 PM ( IST ), THUR
Themes Explainer Session
AMA Session
Mentor Hours
Launch & Registration Phase
Post Registration
Prototype Development Phase
Grand Finale
  19th - 20th Feb'23
  20th Feb'23
  21st Feb'23
Idea Submission Evaluation
Initial Shortlist Announcement
Induction Session
Launch & Registration Phase
Post Registration
Prototype Development Phase
Grand Finale
  21st Feb - 1st Mar'23
  22th Feb - 1st Mar'23
  22nd Feb'23
  1st Mar'23
  2nd Mar'23
Prototype Development Phase
Mentor - Mentee Round
Checkpoint 1
Final Submissions
Checkpoint 2
Launch & Registration Phase
Post Registration
Prototype Development Phase
Grand Finale
  3rd Mar'23
  12th Mar'23
Final Shortlist Announcement
Offline Demo Day with Mentors & Jury Members

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

'Next-In' is a hybrid three-phase hackathon, consisting of the first 2 online rounds and an offline final round where teams will be shortlisted and finally invited to build and present their concepts and creations to a panel of prestigious judges at an exclusive event in March 2023 in Bangalore, India.

Winners will be receiving prize money from the grand pool of $10000 which is further categorized into $5000 for the first position, $3500 for the second position, and $1500 for the third position, along with the chance to work with ICC. You can also win exclusive merchandise and other opportunities by participating in multiple contests during the registration phase.

You can resolve your queries by mailing us at nextin-support@hack2skill.com

It’s a first-of-its-kind global hackathon to innovate on the digital cricket fan experience involving immersive and modern technologies like AR/VR, Web3 & Metaverse. We will be flying the best teams from all over the world to Bengaluru where under the guidance of industry leaders, teams will collaborate to build solutions that revolutionize the cricket fan experience. As you experience the digital sports world, stand a chance to win exciting prizes and merchandise beyond the grand reward of $10,000 along with the chance to work with ICC.

There is no participation fee.

The top 10 teams that qualify for the final offline hackathon round at Bengaluru, India, will have their travel expenses (including return trip) and accommodation (for the demo day) covered by ICC. All members of qualifying teams will have to take care of their own expenses for visa applications if they do not already possess the same. Please note that the issuance of the VISA is a prerogative of the Indian Embassy and there is little ICC can do to process it. Besides travel and accommodation, there will be no reimbursement for expenses by the organizer.

'Next-In' Hackathon presented by ICC & NIUM invites teams with participant sizes varying from 1 up to 4 members. Also if you wish to participate in the hackathon in a team, we have a public team feature where you can explore and join the team if you are fulfilling their requirements.

We are inviting participants from all over the world who are 18+ in age.

In the idea submission phase, the participants need to submit what idea they are planning to develop in their chosen theme along with the technology stack. In the prototype development phase, participants need to submit a functional proof of concept showing features built to solve the problem.
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