We are excited to introduce a new Messaging feature to the MyCricket club app for the 2017/18 season.
The new MyCricket Messaging allows clubs to communicate with their members and teams, allowing users to chat to club peers 1-1, create custom groups, and share photos/gifs in a safe environment.
It is the perfect way to communicate time-critical information to your playing groups, coaches, and administrators.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the safety of all users on MyCricket Messaging, like any form of social media, users also have a role to play in ensuring their safety and wellbeing as well as the safety of other users by using respectful language that does not bully, intimidate or harass any user or include any content that is of a sexual or inappropriate nature.
With this in mind, Messaging is not yet available for Junior Players.
We are working on comprehensive measures to ensure our Junior Players can chat to their teammates, Coach and Coordinator in a safe, fun environment. We will update the community as soon as Messaging is available for Junior Players.
If you are familiar with other messaging apps then you will find that MyCricket Messaging is easy to use, and allows you to chat to your club peers 1-1, create custom groups, and share photos/gifs.
How does a player, coach or administrator start using Messaging?
- You must have the latest version of the MyCricket App, which can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play.
- You must have a Person role in MyCricket, with an active role at a MyCricket registered Cricket club.
(1) Create a Cricket ID (or sign in with your existing Cricket ID)
You can create a Cricket ID by linking your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account, or signing up with email address/password.
You might have already created a Cricket ID if you are an accredited coach. Or, you may have created a Cricket ID on Cricket Australia Live app or cricket.com.au if you have signed in to listen to the live radio stream or purchase a live streaming pass. Find out more about Cricket ID.
(2) Claim your unique MyCricket profile.
This step involves linking your unique 6 digit MyCricket ID with your Cricket ID account. Once you are signed in with your Cricket ID, you can search for your profile by first name / last name, or you can enter your ID if you have it handy.
(3) Verify ownership of your account.
In order to protect your identity we require verification of the registered email address associated with your MyCricket ID. If there is no email address, then we ask you to verify your date of birth.
This is an important step, please ensure email addresses are accurate for all members of your organisation.
Anything our club needs to do to get ready?
Ensure person roles are up to date in MyCricket.
Each person you wish to chat with or invite to a group will require an active MyCricket Person role. This includes players, coaches, team managers, scorers, umpires and administrators.
If you want to create a chat group with coaches, coordinators and parents, then each of those people will need to have their own MyCricket person record, with an active role at your club. In some cases Parents or Guardians do not have an active MyCricket role, even though their child is registered to play.