What is Fantasy Cricket?

Fantasy Cricket is a new game on Yahoo Cricket that allows cricket fans the one thing they may actually be better at than sundry selectors. That’s right. Selecting a team. Make a team of 11 players playing in this series. The ones who play well will earn your team points and move you up the leaderboard. The ones who play badly may hurt your chances, so drop them and pick better players! You have powers that no cricket selectors have in real-life!

Fantasy Cricket is more fun when played in a league. As soon as you create a team, we automatically put you in one of the leagues created by Yahoo Cricket. But you should go ahead and start leagues—say one for your friends, one for your classmates, one for your colleagues, one for your family, and so on!

Please mail in any feedback that you may have to cricket-feedback@yahoo-inc.com



How to Play Fantasy Cricket?

Your first step is to choose a name for your Fantasy Cricket team. You can create only one team using your Yahoo ID. The team name has to be unique. Offensive names are not allowed, and will get filtered out. You are allowed to change the name of the team at any point as long as your are choosing a unique and clean name! Next, you form the starting eleven. Every player playing in the series has a specific role (Batsman, Bowler, Allrounder, Wicketkeeper) and a $ value associated with them, and you have a budget of $ 10,000 to form a team of 11 players. For your team, you can pick one of the following combinations –

4x
2x
1x
4x
5x
1x
1x
4x
4x
1x
1x
5x
5x
2x
1x
3x

To make it even easier to form a team, we provide an auto-generate option. You can auto-generate the entire team (and then make changes too, of course) or lock the players that you want (by clicking on the lock icon) and auto-generate the rest. As simple as that!

Once you have formed a team, you need to choose a captain for the team. Choose wisely, for the captain will earn you twice the number of points that he scores for a match that he is chosen as the captain for!

That’s it. You are now set to play Fantasy Cricket on Yahoo



Transfers

An important part of Fantasy Cricket is judicious changes you make to your team before every match, making sure that you have picked those players who are likely to earn you points from that match.

There will be 15 transfers available during the Test matches. After which you can make as many changes as you want until the cut-off time for the first ODI. Number of transfers allowed during the ODI and T20 stage are 10.

For any match in the series, the cut-off time before which all transfers must be made is 30 minutes before the start of that match.

You are allowed to make any number of changes before the cut-off time for the first match. They will not be counted against the transfers available limit. However, any transfers made after the cut-off time of the first match in the series will be counted as a transfer for that stage of the series.

You can change the captain for every match before the cut-off time. A captaincy change will not be counted against the transfers available.

Use your transfers wisely! This is the real power that you have in Fantasy Cricket.



Scoring

After every match, we calculate points for your team based on the performances of the players in your team. This is how the points add up.


TEST MATCHES


T20 MATCHES


ODI MATCHES



Leagues

Fantasy Cricket is even more enjoyable when you play it with people you know. While we automatically put you into one of our Yahoo Cricket leagues alongside people who created the time at roughly the same time as you, we want your teams to be part of as many leagues as you think fun. Starting a league is as simple as giving it a name. When you start a league, a passcode is generated for the league which you can then share with all the people you want in that league—you can share the passcode in any way you want. Email it, share it on Facebook and Twitter, call your friend and tell him the passcode. As long as your friend has the passcode he can join your league.



Leaderboard

We have leaderboards both at the overall level which includes all the teams playing Fantasy Cricket and for every league that a team is part of. So you know not just how well you are faring vis-à-vis your friends but also how well your team is doing overall too.



Player Pool

All the players playing in the series are present in the Player Pool section that is part of Fantasy Cricket. Here you can filter players based on their teams, or based on their roles, and also sort them on various parameters like their $ values, the overall points they have earned, and the average points they have earned during the series.

You can also add players to your shortlist from the Player Pool. Players in your shortlist will be displayed prominently when you need to pick players while creating a team or making transfers.



Player Values

In most fantasy games you may have played across sports, the player value remains constant throughout a series. However, we at Yahoo Cricket do a more dynamic valuation of a player. A player’s value is recalculated after every match and his value may go up or down based on his actual on-field performance as well as his popularity (measured by the number of fantasy teams that the player is part of, or being transferred into/out)

So, if you make wise selections, you will get the player for a much cheaper cost than other people playing the game, and you can use this extra $s to make other stronger selections!



Disclaimer: Indian T20 League is not in any way associated with India Premier League.

Fantasy Leaderboard

TRENDING PLAYERS

FANTASY LEAGUES

  • Top Leagues

  • Your Leagues

FANTASY CRICKET RULES

1
You need to choose a name for your team
before you select players for your team
2
You have to choose a team of 11 players
within the budget of $10,000
3
You need to have one of the following
combination in your team:
4x
2x
1x
4x
5x
1x
1x
4x
4x
1x
1x
5x
5x
2x
1x
3x
Terms & Conditions
The “Fantasy Cricket” contest (the “Contest”) is organized and conducted by Yahoo India Private Limited (the “Organizer”) and shall be open from 1st April 2013 to 1st June 2013 (both days inclusive) ("Contest Period")
  1. The Contest is open only to citizens of India and eighteen (18) years or older at the time of participating in the Contest.
  2. To participate in the Contest, the participants, by using their Yahoo user ID, shall create and register their own fantasy team. The participants can create and register only one team with their Yahoo user ID.
  3. Any entries for the Contest after the Contest Period shall be invalid and such entries shall not be considered for the Contest.
  4. The participants play the game by selecting a team of 11 players as per the rules of the game. Throughout the duration of the IPL, they can make changes to their team as long as the number of changes they are making is within the transfer limit as specified in the game. The rules of the game can be found here-- http://cricket.yahoo.com/cricket-games/fantasy_ipl2013/rules-and-faqs/ The participants can select the players from the player pool as provided on the Contest Site.
  5. The participant’s score for the game is based on the scoring system shown here under the heading ‘Scoring’ http://cricket.yahoo.com/cricket-games/fantasy_ipl2013/rules-and-faqs/ An Overall Leaderboard will show the relative positioning of all participants playing the game.
  6. At the end of the Contest Period, participants in the top 3 positions on the Overall Leaderboard will win an iPod Touch 8 GB each, and participants from ranks 4 to 10 (the next 7 positions) will win an iPod Shuffle each.
  7. The Winners will be intimated via email on the email address associated with the Yahoo ID that they login to participate in the Contest. The winners will have to send an email to yahoofantasycricket@yahoo-inc.com with contact details such as email, address, phone number, team name, Yahoo ID
  8. At the end of Contest Period, the Winners will be invited to accept the Prize, the Winners must acknowledge acceptance of the same and provide such other documents/sufficient proof as requested by the Organizer within 72 (seventy two) hours of receiving an invite or such time as may be specified in the invite. In the event, any Winner(s) is unable to acknowledge acceptance and provide the Organizer with required documents/sufficient proof, as requested for, to the satisfaction of the Organizer of obtaining the Prize by July 31st at 20.00 Hrs., then the Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the Winners and forfeit the Prize at their sole discretion and provide the Prize to a new winner.
  9. The Prize shall not be transferable/ redeemable for cash. No request shall be entertained by the Organizer in this behalf.
  10. Any statutory taxes, duties or levies as may be applicable from time to time, arising out/ in respect of such Prize, shall be payable by the Winners of the respective prize.
  11. All costs and expenses for collecting the Prize shall be borne by the Winners and no claim of whatsoever nature will be entertained by the Organizer in this regard.
  12. The Organizer shall not be responsible for any cost, expense or other liability whatsoever in relation to, arising from or connected with Prizes. The Organizer shall not be responsible for any injury, loss, damage or other consequence whatsoever arising from, suffered or incurred by the Winners from or in relation to Prizes.
  13. The Winners or his/her legal heirs shall have no other rights or claims whatsoever against the Organizer.
  14. This Contest is organized and conducted by the Organizer subject to the applicable laws in India. The Organizer or any of its affiliates, directors, employees and associates shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any misrepresentation, default or any act or omission in relation to this Contest.
  15. Employees of the Organizer and/or their associate and affiliate companies/concerns, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible for participating in the Contest.
  16. In case of any dispute or difference in respect of this Contest, the decision of the Organizer shall be final and binding on all concerned.
  17. The terms and conditions of this Contest are subject to the laws of Republic of India. All disputes in respect of this Contest shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent court/s at Mumbai.
  18. Participation in this Contest implies acceptance of all the terms and conditions of the Contest.
  19. The Organizer reserves the right to alter the terms of this Contest or terminate the Contest at its own discretion and without prior notice to the participant and without incurring any liability whatsoever.