FFS Cricket World Cup 2015 – Pilot

Modern day cricket is more than just a gentleman’s game.

Geeks and geezers alike.

We’ve been privileged to organize several team games for the benefit of the FFS community. You’ve experienced a variety of themed competitions ranging from the Transfer Window game to the Hockey World Cup.

After the success of previous team competitions, we are delighted to return with another competition. And this time we return with a format based on the gentleman’s game – cricket.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you – wait for it – FFS Cricket World Cup 2015.

Who is it for?

All posters of the Fantasy Football Scout community. Anyone who plays FPL can join the fun.

Cricket? And FPL? How does it work?

So. There are 12 teams in total. Each team has 15 players each. Like FPL, there are 11 playing squad members and 4 on the bench.

A team’s total runs scored in a particular gameweek is the sum of the individual 11 players FPL scores in that GW.

Then, two teams go head-to-head and the team with the higher runs scored wins the particular clash.

When does the tournament run?

The tournament runs from GW31 – GW38, according to the real Cricket World Cup format.

Where can I find more details on this tournament?

The tournament will be run on the linked spreadsheet. So be sure to bookmark the link and become familiar with its geography.

What’s unique about this tournament?

This game is aimed to bring out the “team” element to the fore, just like how it works in the real world. A team’s success isn’t dependent on one player alone after all.

As much as it’s a team game, leadership is so crucial. Each team will be led by a captain and a vice-captain, guided by a manager.

  • The manager is the know-it-all, who will answer any questions you may have during the course of the tournament. He will also have frequent strategic discussions with the captain. The manager is also the link of every team with the organizers. They have been chosen by the organizers for their valuable understanding of the game. The manager also submits his playing XI every week prior to the squad submission deadline.
  • The captain is the face of the team. He/she is the one who scouts the players (including vice-captain) for his team. Along with the manager, he/she decides the playing XI every week. Also, in the case of a tie in a particular clash, the captain’s FPL score is the tie-breaker.
  • The vice-captain will deputize for the captain in his absence and share his responsibility where apt. Every captain has either already or will be picking their vice-captains.

Live Scorecard – Over the course of the gameweek, you will have the chance to view the live scorecards of each team (similar to Scorecast for the HWC). This is brought to you by Pratik. There will also be some features like Twitter feeds and Chatango. More updates on this will follow.

This is how you can join a team – Introducing the Scouting Period

The Scouting period for the teams runs until 2nd April. Basically it’s a period when each team will be scouting for players (along with their FPL IDs). The squads will then be announced on 3rd April.

You can also approach a captain, vice-captain or a manager to join the team of your interest. If you check the squad page, most of them have linked their Twitter or Email IDs. Places are likely to run off quickly. So if you’d like to express your interest, the time is now!

You can also follow the competition on Twitter at @FFS_UEFA. Tweet updates from your country using the hashtag #FFSCWC

Let the scouting period begin!

– The Crew (BillyGilmore ENR Pratik)

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