The Wisden Cricketer
It was first published by the specialist cricket publisher Wisden in England, until being acquired by Sky in April 2007. It was then sold to its current owners, TestMatchExtra.com Ltd, in December 2010.
The magazine covers English professional cricket in depth and also carries reports on all Test Matches and one-day international cricket played around the world, together with a small amount of coverage of domestic cricket outside the United Kingdom. In addition, it covers amateur cricket in the United Kingdom.
Available globally both at newsagents and via subscription, TWC has an audited sales figure of 34,559, 95 per cent of it from the UK. In 2008, it launched its website, aiming to "to showcase the content of The Wisden Cricketer while exploring the greater flexibility that the web offers."
The Wisden Cricketer formerly had a sister publication called Wisden Asia Cricket. It folded in July 2005, but in December 2005 a new publication from the same company called Cricinfo Magazine was announced, which has effectively taken its place. The Wisden Cricketer: South African edition recently closed down, too.
Following the sale of the magazine to Test Match Extra, the magazine changed its name to The Cricketer (in association with Wisden) in May 2011. The editor of The Wisden Cricketer for all its existence, John Stern, left later that month.
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- "Sky sells 'Wisden Cricketer' to consortium". digitalspy.com. December 2010.
- "Wisden Cricketer magazine sold". espncricinfo.com. December 2010.
- "The Wisden Cricketer" 2009.
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