The ODI World Cup in India has just sort of crept up on me and starts this Thursday (5th October) so have just set up two leagues (one ‘Classic’ and one ‘Head to Head’) using the CricketXI.com game. The first match starts at 09:30am UK time (14:00 local time in India ). As per usual both of my leagues are small stakes ‘Winner Takes All’ £5 money leagues (Classic and Head-to-Head) on the tournament. The whole tournament / fantasy game will be over in about 6 weeks.
I’ve set up 2 leagues - one is an Open Classic style type 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 the top 4 teams make the final knock out rounds (9 - SF / 10 - F) to decide the Champion.
To make a little bit of interest and a prize for the winners’ skill (or luck) I am making each league £5 to enter and as I stated before both leagues are ‘Winner Takes All’. So, the more entrants the bigger the prize - so please feel free to forward this e-mail on if you think you know anyone else that might like to join in.
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 a go. The game starts (Round 1) 09:30am UK time, 5th October 2023 so there’s less than 48 hours to play with your teams’ line-up (there’s a trade amnesty until first game starts) and please spread the word - recruit your friends, acquaintances, work colleagues and please do tell any other cricket fans about my league. I do appreciate anyone’s help I can get to grow the entry pool.
The Head-to-Head league can have a maximum of 16 teams so that is first come first served (but to run it needs a minimum of 4 entrants - so 3 more other than myself). Also, due to bad experiences with some of my recent fantasy money leagues with people joining and not paying or strangers joining (great) but making no attempt to contact me to pay entry fee (bad) I will now delete anyone’s team who has no history with me of partaking in my fantasy money leagues just before the tournament starts if they have not paid. So, if your new or not a regular player of my fantasy money games then the onus is on you to settle up before the game starts.
You can enter from anywhere in the world - those who don’t know the score regards paying me just PM me from here (TFP forum) with your e-mail address saying if your inside UK or outside and I will send full information by return to e-mail address provided on how to pay.
If we end up with an odd number of teams in the Head-to-Head league the site puts one team on a bye each round. This is not ideal as sometimes having byes people play an unequal number of matches depending on the pool size of the league - so hope to fill league and then this becomes a moot point.
Lastly if you have any queries about the game itself or game site then the only way to contact ‘CricketXI’ it seems is via Facebook or Twitter - just search ‘CricketXI’ on either platform and you will see the sites distinctive red and white cricket ball logo.
Now come on - get involved and forward the link to this post (bottom right) on to anyone you think might be up for this and post it on social media to help spread the word. More the merrier!
bluelionman / Noel Symonds
Fan Pub Founding Member
Classic Open League
League Name: WINNER TAKES ALL
Join Code: FFYXDSYJ
Head to Head League
League Name: Winner Takes All
Join Code: UKFWDOWX
Link to games website: CricketXI
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: ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Help