Introduction to our API

Before you are able to call our API you need a SportMonks account. Register now.

To make our first request, we’ll need a way to get authenticated first. Cricket API 2.0 utilizes API tokens for the authentication of requests. You can obtain and manage your API tokens in Mysportmonks.

For the sake of simplicity, we’ll be working with an API token from the free plan. The free plan only has the Twenty20 International (league id: 3), CSA T20 Challenge (league id: 10) and the Big Bash League (league id: 5) included.

Example API token: [HdoiD312ND….]

The API token is only meant for your eyes and, as such, should be stored away safely.

Our tokens have no expiration date and will remain valid until you manually delete it yourself.

Cricket API 2.0 utilizes response codes to indicate successful and failed API requests. When making a request, a code response will always be returned. See below for a short list of possible code responses:

Code number

Description

200

Successful request and data was returned

400

Part of the request is malformed; the exact reason can be found in the response

401

Request is not authenticated

403

Unauthorized request to access data from an ineligible plan

404

This recond is not found. It could be that the data you're trying to access is deleted due to rescheduling.

429

You have reached the response rate limit of your plan

500

Internal error with our servers

With our token in hand, we can finally make the first request!

We recommend you use Postman for convenience. Every endpoint has an example request ready to be requested by you. Hit the button below to import our Cricket API collection. Run in Postman

Your first request

Now that all prerequisites have been fulfilled, we’re ready to send our first request to the API!

Build the request

The request consists of the following components:

  • The base URL

  • A path parameter, in this example, we use [leagues]

  • A query string parameter, this is optional, so we leave this out for now

  • And finally, your API token

Base URL
Base URL
https://cricket.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/

An example of a correctly authenticated request would be:

Request
Response
Request
https://cricket.sportmonks.com/api/v2.0/leagues?api_token={API_TOKEN}
Response
{
"data": [
{
"resource": "leagues",
"id": 3,
"season_id": 312,
"country_id": 99474,
"name": "Twenty20 International",
"code": "T20I",
"image_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images/cricket/leagues/3/3.png",
"type": "phase",
"updated_at": "2020-03-09T15:32:38.000000Z"
},
{
"resource": "leagues",
"id": 5,
"season_id": 525,
"country_id": 98,
"name": "Big Bash League",
"code": "BBL",
"image_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images/cricket/leagues/5/5.png",
"type": "league",
"updated_at": "2020-07-15T09:34:23.000000Z"
},
{
"resource": "leagues",
"id": 10,
"season_id": 648,
"country_id": 146,
"name": "CSA T20 Challenge",
"code": "T20C",
"image_path": "https://cdn.sportmonks.com/images/cricket/leagues/10/10.png",
"type": "league",
"updated_at": "2020-10-20T08:41:32.000000Z"
}
]
}

This request will return all of the leagues eligible for our free plan, which are the Twenty20 International (league id: 3), CSA T20 Challenge (league id: 10) and the Big Bash League (league id: 5)