The guy who was driving the car is a juvenile who turned 18 today and is a repeat offender. Anyway they have arrested his father and captured the vehicle. That car was booked multiple times for speeding in last three months.
The basic idea behind the game is for the team owner to create and monitor the progress of a team of 11 players.
The team owner is allocated a budget and the team selected by the owner cannot exceed this budget.
Once the team is created, team owners score points based on the player’s actual performance in the match.
Batsmen and bowlers score points based on number of runs scored or wickets taken. Fielders and wicketkeepers too can score points. Scoring details are provided here[^].
To make things more interesting, team owners can buy players along the way (in the form of player transfers).
The fantasy league is broken up into two phases. Phase I is allocated 80 transfers and phase 2 another 8 transfers.
Phase I starts when the first of the IPL is bowled and ends with the last league match. Phase 2 starts with the first qualifier.
Transfers prior to phase I and in between phase I and phase 2 are unlimited.
PLEASE NOTE that transfers for a particular match have to be made before that match starts (this is based on official start time). If they are made after a match starts, they only count for the next match.
This league has the concept of a power player. Each owner can choose one power player and the points scored by this player are doubled and added to the owners points tally.
This post summarizes the fantasy league. More details and rules can be found here[^].
Exclusive to Codeproject members, Pompeybhai has created a Code project league[^].
Those who join this league compete against each other and we have one final winner.
80 transfers, huh? Damnit! I picked an arbitrary 11 when I signed up, and today dropped all 11 players and picked a new 11. Looks like I wasted 11 transfers. This is all AK's fault - he was the one who recommended this approach to me to do a quick registration.
What are the steps to sign up a team? Just create an account, and register a team? Or do you need to draft in your players at registration time? Just trying to figure out how long it'll take to set this up.
For registration you don't need to draft a team. But to join any league (the the one PB created) you need to have a team created. I normally just create a team with random players and then restructure them around the match.
It depends on how much time I have. I try to make change for both the matches (if there are two matches) in one go if I am sure that the player I select is sure to play that day. Best bet to wait till the toss and see who is playing and then select but again more than often you will not be having time to follow it everyday.
I just have a question. I create a team based on the match that is scheduled to happen or is it that I create a team with players from all the competing teams and transfer few players based on the match scheduled to happen?
Please don't post the same thing again if it doesn;t appear immediately: both of these were sent to moderation and required human checking. And I had to let them both through to avoid giving you "spammer" kicks!
I'll delete the spare.
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It takes about 2 hours to plan who to play.
You need to look at the pitch (spin or pace), weather conditions, team composition, injuries, past history and much more.
Now I understand why I always finish second Seriously I take only 5 minutes a match, I do look at individual performances but spin/pace and weather, no. Which is probably why I get caught out making lots of transfers for rained off matches. I suspected that Sandeep took more than 5 minutes and probably planned 5 games ahead, but I find if I over think it I end up losing. For example, for the Final my initial thought the day before was to pick Samuels and put him as my Captain. On the day of the match I studied his previous form and decided against picking him as Captain - it lost me the league.
I do find myself thinking about who I'm going to pick when commuting and such, but this is usually a gut feeling rather than studying stats.