Yes..The sports network that till recently was focussed on basketball, American football, baseball and Nascar seems to have been lured by the huge hype surrounding the recently concluded cricket world cup. Maybe they hope to cater to the growing interest in the sport in the United States among Asian expatriates. Or possibly, they just wanted to tap into the exploding Indian market. What better way to do it than foray into cricket ?
Update: Hindu has an interview with Lynne Frank, MD, ESPN EMEA on the CricInfo acquisition.