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You think Boston fans are passionate? In India, over 8 million people watched a cricket match — on their phones

May 26, 2018 - The Boston Globe

Except for fans of the TV series "Downton Abbey," folks in the US probably don't know much about the sport of cricket.

Well, know this: A cricket match just became the most-watched live video event in Internet history. So says Akamai Technologies Inc., the digital content delivery company in Cambridge whose global network delivered the broadcast to users of the streaming service Hotstar in India.

The Indian Premier League showdown between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Super Kin...