Cricket website's 829,220 page views from Defra
A cricket website is among the most visited among staff of the Government department charged with guardianship of the countryside and reviving farming.
Facebook and the BBC homepage were also among the top 20 websites accessed by employees of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Cricket site espncricinfo. com recorded 829,220 page views between January 1 2013, and June 30 2013. The most visited website by the department's staff was google.co.uk with 5.2 million page views, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request published by the Government shows. Facebook.com attracted 4.1 million page views and bbc.co.uk 2.8 million.
One of the issues Defra is supposed to be addressing is bovine TB, which has crippled the Devon and Cornwall farming community.
The FOI attempts to estimate how much time staff spent on each website and how many "man days" this equates to. Workers are estimated to have spent 694.16 "man days" on bbc.co.uk, 377.99 on facebook.com and 187.9 on espncricinfo.com. Google.co.uk led the way with 856.64 man days.