I have belatedly set up my usual two Cricket XI leagues (Classic and Head-to-Head) again for this season’s iteration of the IPL. Both leagues will be £5 entry (same as last season) and ‘Winner Takes All’ affairs. The season lasts just over 9 weeks (and will have a total of 74 matches):
I’ve set up 2 leagues - one is an open league where you’re all on a ladder based on your total fantasy points scored. The other is a Head-to-Head type league where you play one other team from the league each round and you win, lose or tie. A win is 4 points, a Tie 2 points and a loss 0. That decides your position in the league with tie breakers to split teams such as points % (difference between points scored and points scored against you).
In the Head-to-Head league after Round 13 (so Rounds 14 - 16) are knock out rounds - for the 4 teams that qualify, I believe the league will follow the same format as the actual IPL so 1st & 2nd in the league will play each other for a shot to go straight to the final with the loser going to the semi-final for a second shot at making the final where they will meet the winner of 3rd v 4th place game to be the second team in the final. The eventual winner of the knockout final is crowned champion at the end of the tournament.
To make a little bit of interest and a prize for the winners’ skill (or luck), I am making both leagues £5 each to enter and both leagues are ‘Winner Takes All’.
People are welcome to join one or both leagues and I hope people will feel £5 is not much at all and give these leagues ago. The season starts (Round 1) Friday,15:00 GMT, 31st March (that’s today), so there’s very little time to go if you want to take part!
Any one new to my fantasy money games just PM (Private Message) me from this forum requesting info on how to pay your entry fee and I’ll reply with details - just let me know if your based inside the UK or outside as it makes a difference.
FYI any entrants in the leagues that I do not recognise and who have not arranged payment with me will be deleted just before the 3pm deadline today.
bluelionman (aka Noel Symonds)
Fan Pub Founding Member
Classic Open League
League Name: WINNER TAKES ALL
Join Code: GECGMZAM
Head to Head League
League Name: Winner Takes All
Join Code: LFDYAYXW
Link to games website: CricketXI.com
All game rules etc., are the websites and can be found under the HELP tab on site but to aid you here is a link to their points scoring, league rules, transfers, FAQ’s etc:Indian Premier League 2023 / Help
PS - Please use this posts link to share with anyone you know who might like to take part and on your social media platforms. New players are always welcome as such makes for a bigger entry pool which means a more fun and competitive league (plus more prize money in the kitty)!