Tech firm CricHQ, promoted by former New Zealand cricketers Simon Baker, Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum, plans to make India its home ground, hiring over 400 people over the next three years.

The firm, founded in 2010 by Baker, Fleming and McCullum, offers live scoring and competition management solutions via cloud and mobile technology. Besides, Fleming, and McCullum, CricHQ’s investors include cricketers Ravi Ashwin, Albie Morkel, Faf Du Plessis, Graeme Swann and Mike Hussey.

“Today, we have 100 employees, of which 70 are in India in Chennai and Kochi. We are about to open an office in Bangalore. Over the next three years, we will have about 520 employees and of these, 500 will be based here,” CricHQ CEO Simon Baker told .

The workforce will be responsible for various roles across product development and sales.

“India is a cricket crazy nation. It has a huge following for the game and we see India as the biggest growth market. Hence, we will staff it sufficiently with senior management and a large team under them,” he said.

Baker added that the company will continue to have a small team in New Zealand and few people across other countries as well.

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