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** IMPORTANT **

Cricket 2002 PS/2 only works on PAL PS/2 machines. If you live in the US which is NTSC you will need a chipped PS/2 (internal not USB) and a TV that supports PAL to play the game.

Sunday, 27 October 2002

Updated Reviews page - added link to review by GamerXtreme.

Wednesday, 26 June 2002

Updated Reviews page - added review by Glenn Stiemens.

Friday, 14 June 2002

Updated Links page - added link to FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on GameFAQs.

Updated Reviews page - added review by Ghassan Elgorr.

Tuesday, 16 April 2002

Updated Reviews page - added link to Review by Future Gamez.

Thursday, 28 March 2002

Cricket 2002 has been announced for the PC. It is planned for release in May 2002.

Saturday, 16 March 2002

Added Reviews page - added link to Reviews by Cricket Web, Games Domain and GameSpot UK plus summary of magazine review by PlayNation.

Friday, 1 February 2002

Cricket 2002 was released in the UK today.

Tuesday, 18 December 2001

Cricket 2002 has been released in New Zealand. There are already several posts regarding it on the Forum.

There have been some unsubstantiated rumours that Cricket 2002 may be released earlier than original stated in the UK. It may be released on the 28th December. If the rumours are false the current release date is 2nd February.

Wednesday, 5 December 2001

Development on the game has been completed. Anticipated release dates are before Christmas in Aus/NZ and mid January in the UK. Note the decision to withhold release in the UK is totally down to EA and nothing to do with HB Studios.

On the Forum it has been discussed that Cricket 2002 has been reviewed in 2 magazines recently. In the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine it scored 8/10 and in Gamesmaster a disappointing 43%. Hopefully more details on these reviews when I get them.

Updated Previews page - added link to preview by ZDNet Australia.

Saturday, 17 November 2001

You can now pre-order Cricket 2002 now from SportingGifts.com Ltd for 39.99. Please use the links here as CricketGames.com gets a small percentage of every order placed. Note the game is being released as PAL only so it will not work in the US unless your PS/2 has been modded to handle PAL games and your TV can handle PAL.

The PS/2 Cricket site has been updated with 2 more movies available for download.

Tuesday, 6 November 2001

The Official EA Sports Cricket site has been updated. New features include new movies, player list, screenshots and some wallpaper downloads.

Updated Links page - added link to PS/2 Cricket. Very nicely presented site. Not sure if it is official EA or un-official. Has download links to movies.

Updated Previews page - updated link for Gamespot preview. Latest preview has 45 screenshots.

Updated Previews page - added link to preview by BBC Sport.

Tuesday, 2 October 2001

The Official EA Sports Cricket site has been updated. New features include renders of the 22 stadiums used in the game, 5 player renders and a complete list of international teams and players in the game. There is also a poll on the site regarding a PC version so make sure you answer it if you want the chance of a PC version.

Updated Previews page - added link to preview/interview with Derek Smart (producer of Cricket 2002) by CoolInfo.com.

Sunday, 30 September 2001

In the UK the price of a PS/2 has now dropped to 199.99 or 219.99 for the GT3 pack. Nearly tempted.

Updated Previews page - added link to new previews by Gameplanet and Gamespot UK.

Friday, 7 September 2001

Updated Previews page - added link to previews by Gameplanet and Gamespot AU.

Sunday, 2 September 2001

Updated Links page - added link to Petition to get Cricket 2002 released on PC.

Friday, 31 August 2001

The Official EA Sports Cricket site has been updated with new screenshots, list of Game Modes and 4 QuickTime movies. If you have any problems getting the movies to work try this page and then download them.

Updated Features page - added the Game Modes listed on the EA site.

Updated Previews page - added link to preview by Playstation.com Australia.

Updated Screenshots page - added 8 new screenshots released by HB-Studios plus updated EA Sports screenshots.

Monday, 9 July 2001

Added Previews page - added link to preview by Console Domain.

Updated Screenshots page - added 17 new screenshots released by EA Sports.

Sunday, 24 June 2001

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Matt Lane.

Monday, 11 June 2001

Updated Screenshots page - added 8 new screenshots released by HB-Studios.

Sunday, 27 May 2001

Added Screenshots page - added 3 screenshots released by EA.

Sunday,  29 April 2001

Observant people will notice the logo at the top of this page has changed. This was taken from the HB-Studios page and is more than likely the official logo.

I have received lots of emails about Cricket 2002 and lack of a PC version (at this time - see below). There is no need to send any more as I think EA are aware of the request.

Received the following email from Derek Proud.

Hiya Dan,

Been reading the feedback on the site about a PC version, I'd really like to clarify the position. At this time, I certainly won't rule out a PC version, in fact it remains a distinct possibility. It's the only way to get sales in India, which though a small market, has good opportunities for OEM deals. Certainly in response to your quote below, it is NOT set in stone that there will be no PC version, and never has been. I also should take this opportunity not to rule out X-Box, Game Boy Advance or GameCube (though the latter is probably more remote).

Talk to you soon,

Derek

Updated Feedback page - added feedback from Matt Lane.

Tuesday, 10 April 2001

Updated Feedback page - lots of feedback on the lack of a PC version.

Updated Links page - added link to HB-Studios - the developers of Cricket 2002.

Sunday, 1 April 2001

Received the following email earlier this week.

Hi there,

My name is Derek Proud and I'm a Producer for Electronic Arts currently working on our new Cricket game. We have a new team, HB-Studios in Canada and you can find out more about our game from the website which just went live

http://www.easportscricket.com

There is not a lot there but as we are very early in development there is not a lot to show. The early developmental stuff is looking really cool and I have a great deal of confidence in the team, the lead programmer and one of the other main programmers were the leads on the Brian Lara Cricket game.

Anyway, we'd love to see ourselves posted on the Commercial games section of your website! We will be releasing in November. Please let me know if you'd like more information!

Derek Proud
Producer
Electronic Arts
Studio Oz

Whilst delighted to hear that there is a new cricket game in development I am personally very disappointed that there is no PC version. I have no intentions of getting a PS/2 just for one game. The reason apparently is that the PC version of Cricket 2000 sold far less than the PSX version. Nothing to do with the fact that Cricket 2000 was an appalling game and on the PC Brian Lara Cricket was out on budget and a vastly superior game. If like me, you are disappointed in the lack of a PC version let me know and I will forward all comments on to Mr Proud.

At least this time Creative Assembly are seemingly not doing the development. This will the third development house working on the EA Cricket series so hopefully it will be third time lucky. As two of the team behind Brian Lara are working on the new version we can live in hope.

Added Features page - added the features listed on the EA site.

Added Feedback page - send me your feedback on the game.

Added Links page - added link to the official EA site.

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