The summer of cricket is well underway, with millions of people tuning in to watch wrong ‘uns, diving catches and reverse sweeps. Here are a few ways to join the excitement and see what your favourite teams, players, coaches, and pundits have to say.

Catch the action behind the scenes with CricHQ.
This week, some of the world’s best cricketers will be hanging out on Google+, and you can catch the action live on Google+ and YouTube. In the debut hangout, ex Black Caps Captain and cricket legend Stephen Fleming will get up close and personal with ODI stars from New Zealand and England, with good friends Simon Doull, Graeme Swann, Brendon McCullum  and a few other surprise guests. Be sure to tune in to see who drops by and join in on the banter.

The first hangout will be tonight at 5:30pm AEST.

Here’s an invite from Kiwi all-rounder Scott Styris:

You can watch the England vs. New Zealand Hangout series live on the CriqHq YouTube Channel and RSVP  to join the Hangouts on Air:

Join the conversation with The Cricket Club on Google+.
Aussie cricket star Stuart Macgill will be hanging out with mates at The Cricket Club on Google+ as it all unfolds at the crease. You can also stay up to date on your favourite players, catch the latest stats across the sport, and get notified of even more cricket Hangouts from around Google+.

Here’s a preview of what’s to come, from +Stuart Macgill:

You can subscribe to Cric HQ and The Cricket Club on YouTube, and of course, don’t forget the official Cricket Australia channel for interviews, highlights, and more all throughout the year.

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