I noticed CricketXI.com has got its free fantasy T20 World Cup 2022 game up, which starts October 16th and runs through to the Final on 13th November. The first game starts at 05:00am UK time (15:00 local time in Geelong, Australia) on 16th October. So, I thought why not do my usual couple of small stakes ‘Winner Takes All’ £5 money leagues (Classic and Head-to-Head) on the tournament. The whole tournament / fantasy game will be over inside a month.
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 share this info (link at bottom of post) 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) 05:00am UK time, 16th October 2022 so there’s plenty of days left (at time of posting) 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 info. on how to pay entry fees.
If we end up with an odd number of teams in the Head-to-Head league sometimes the site puts in a random extra team - which naturally means they won’t be paying to play and can’t win the cash prize. Equally (and what has happened more recently in H2H leagues with an odd number of teams), sometimes the site does not put in a random extra team but has Byes instead - one team is on a bye each week. Neither option is ideal as sometimes having byes people play an unequal number of matches depending on the pool size of the league. Alas, their rules on site do not state what option they will do in this particular game so we won’t know until the start of the tournament (if we have an odd number entry pool). I just prefer to fill the league, if we can and have an even number of entrants and then this is 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 this info (link below) on to anyone you think might be up for this.
bluelionman / Noel Symonds
Fan Pub Founding Member
Classic Open League
League Name: WINNER TAKES ALL
Join Code: TIOKNXXH
Head to Head League
League Name: Winner Takes All
Join Code: VMTGNKNH
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: T20 World Cup 2022 Help