Monday, June 16, 2008

Cricket Bloggers on Top of the World

We set up our own University, we hired our own faculty, we got referred by Prem Panicker to the IPL, we even bought and developed our own Island.

And now we are being mentioned in The Wisden Cricketer, The Times, and Linq.

Uncle J's Cricket with Balls was recently the "Blog of the Month" in June's edition of The Wisden Cricketer.

Whereas Patrick Kidd, the Sports Editor of The Times mentioned Well Pitched on his cricket blog. In the same post, he also mentioned the only other blog that covered the IPL as seriously as we did - Outside The Line.

In another post, Patrick Kidd mentioned Miss Field and referred to her legendary post on Graeme Smith & Facebook.

Us cricket bloggers, i.e. the faculty of the Allen Stanford University for Cricket Bloggers are surely going places.

Thats not all though.

I recently received an email from a man named Alpesh from In his email, Alpesh introduced Linq as:

"Linq tracks posts from Indian blogs and lists them in order of recent interest. We offer syndication opportunities and many tools for bloggers to use in there web sites"

In the same email Alpesh mentioned that Well Pitched had received the following awards on Linq:

1.Best Sports Blog of week on 2008-06-01.
2.Best Sports Blog of week on 2008-06-08.
3.Best Sports Blog of month for May 2008.
4.Best Sports Blog of all time.

I went over to to check out the awards ("Linq's Awards" in the left menu) and figured that there were various categories of awards including best sports blogs, best general blogs, best entertainment blogs, best recipe blogs, and best language blogs.

All from India.

Well Pitched is a Pakistani blog, not an Indian blog, but our majority readers are from India - over 50% of our daily traffic comes from India, which is probably why Linq recognized us.

I hope being Pakistani does not disqualify us from being a part of Linq as we really appreciate their effort of taking in votes, categorizing blogs, and ranking them.

We weren't alone in winning those awards over at Linq. Other faculty members of the Allen Stanford University for Cricket Bloggers won awards as well.

Tim's Third Umpire was also one of the Best Sports Blog for May 2008. While those categorized as the Best Sports Blogs of all time included Homer's Do paise ka tamasha, John's Island Express, Tim's Third Umpire, Golandaaz's Smart Cricket, and Samir's Eye on Cricket.

So Keep it up guys. We are definitely going places, and right now we sure are at the top of the world!

Make your pitch on this post...

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11 Pitched:

  1. Unknown said...


  2. Q said...

    Thanks Saqib.

  3. Miss Field said...

    Yay everyone.

    Good work, Herr Q.

  4. Anonymous said...

    Good Job Q, you are running the best Pak blog on the net.

  5. Q said...

    Thank you Wasim.

  6. Anonymous said...

    Well done Q,

    Does a Pakistani blog need to be updated from Pakistan? :)

  7. Som said...

    CONGRATULATIONS. I see our blogging island announcing a 15-day national holiday with state-sponsored party all across the island.

  8. Q said...

    Not at all LB - as u know I live in Dubai and the other members of Well Pitched live in the US :-)

    U got those 15 days Som! Party on.

  9. Q said...

    Thank you MF - Yay you as well!

  10. Tazeen said...

    excellent stuff people ... getting mentioned in times.

  11. Q said...

    Thanks Tazeen.

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