News Roundup: BookMyShow To Sell ICC T20 2014 Tickets, Junglee.com Ranked #1 Comparison Shopping Site & More

Bookmyshow LogoEntertainment ticketing portal BookMyShow has been named the official ticketing agent for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship to be held in Bangladesh in 2014. The International Cricket Council and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officially appointed the company to sell the tickets for the event that will be held between 16th March and 6th April 2014. The Indian company competed against several other international companies to win the bid for the series.

There will be two phases of ticketing – the first phase will begin from 31 December 2013, while the second will commence from February 2014. Tickets can be purchased from www.icc-cricket.com or www.bd.bookmyshow.com. Fans can also get tickets at any of the 95 retail outlets that BookMyShow has setup in Bangladesh in association with global currency transfer agency MoneyGram.

Online ticketing site KyaZoonga which had the rights to sell tickets for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th test cricket was in a fair bit of trouble when its site crashed as thousands of cricket fans rushed to book tickets online. The site got nearly 20 million hits in an hour! It will be interesting to see how BookMyShow pulls off the season.

Google Partners Now In India

Google has launched the Indian chapter of its global initiative Google Partners, a combination of Google’s earlier offers to businesses – the Google certification Program and Google Engage for Agencies. It also replaces the two programs.

“With the launch of Google Partners, we have brought together our existing support programs under a new platform. We are making it easier for agencies to access Google resources, training, and support all in one place” says Kodukulla Suryanarayana, Head of SMB Sales, Google India.

Junglee.com Is India’s 1 Comparison Shopping Site Says comScore

comScore has named Junglee India’s number one shopping site by traffic in its report for October 2013. The company has retained its position for the fourth consecutive quarter ever since it was given the top spot in September 2012, said the comScore report.

According to comScore, comparison shopping is one of the fastest growing categories in India with over 16% of online users visiting a site. Junglee, the comparison site launched by Amazon, has led the category with over 5.5 million unique visitors in just October 2013.

The question is: how good is comScore data in India?