Portrait of Subraya Mallya
13 Oct 2016

Player of the Match Award - How we arrived at the decision

In a team game lot of things go into winning the game - contributions from different functions - bowling, batting, fielding, wicket keeping and some time intangibles. But there will be some special contributions that make a significant impact in the outcome of the game. That is the Player-of-the-Match award. 

In a CricBay game, Umpire(s) and umpires only get to make the decision of who gets the Player-of-the-Match Award. They take into account the individual performances, their impact on the overall game and then award the most deserving player the award. In some games it is obvious who that player is by the sheer weight of their performance and in some cases it is not so much, especially for the people who were not present in the ground to play in/watch the game.

We have had instances where a particular Player-of-the-Match award has evoked a debate on whether the right player is selected or not. On an average atleast 3-4 Awards every week raises the same intrigue. 

To provide insights into the thinking that went into the award and to also eliminate any sense of handout of the Award, we are introducing a new feature today whereby the umpires can share how they arrived at the decision. 

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
25 Sep 2016

CricBay Fall Open 2016 Communications Document

CricBay Fall Open 2016 is here. CoLA has drafted the Communication Document for the tournament. Please read the document in it's entirety. You have a couple of hours to check and ask questions  (Via a ticket to CoLA).

  • 111 Teams
  • Split Innings
  • 5 Trophies to win (Yes 5 !! - Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper)
  • New format in Playoffs
  • Same PP rules, declared runs rules as CT 2016
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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
25 Sep 2016

Initial ranking for the CricBay Fall Open 2016

The calculation is based on weightage for last three tournaments. RS 2016 (40%), FO 2015 (40%) and AACCT 2016 (20%). Since we will be using this for making groups, please review this ASAP and get back to us if you see issues.. 

Deadline to get back to us (Via a CoLA ticket) is Sunday 9 PM. (9/25/2016). 

We will publish the communications document soon.

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Portrait of Subraya Mallya
19 Sep 2016

2016 Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy Finals

What started with a good intention, of dedicating this cup to Anya Anand has come to climax now. 107 teams, a modified format that included Round Robin, new PP rules and 289 games in the span of 60 days it has come down to 8 teams standing at the cusp to win the 2016 Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze cups. Lot of great performances, team and individual, have led these teams to this stage. 

  • Upstart Dynamites challenge the juggernaut Challengers to wrest the Platinum Cup
  • Equally talented and filled with stars, Daakus and Aryans, contend for the Gold Cup
  • One of the newest teams Broncos and one of the earliest teams Birds will contend for the Silver Cup
  • Dazzlers will try to repeat their Bronze win from Regular Season and SoupBoyz will surely have something to say about it

If you want to know how close this tournament was - here are some stats from the playoffs

  • Three of the semifinals were decided by 1 runs
  • Two of them went into last over not knowing who might win
  • Few QFs were decided by 1 run or well into the last over
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Portrait of Prasanjeet Das
17 Aug 2016

Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy - The story so far ...

Rewind two years ...

An eventful Champions Trophy. Firstly, a lot of hue and cry was created when CHALLENGERS recruited the DAAKUS wonder-boy, then the DAAKUS send the CHALLENGERS packing in the semi-finals to setup a DAAKUS-SEAMERS showdown. It was a memorable match where a near century opening stand from DAAKUS was not sufficient when that SEAMERS' southpaw gets going full throttle - those pulls, those lofts over extra covers and many more. The most captivating aspect of the finals was a gesture by team SEAMERS donning a pink T-shirt for a little girl and for a cause...

Fast-forward to present ...

We, as a community, have dedicated this tournament to that same brave little girl and who still is standing tall against a mortal nemesis a cancer named DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). More can be learned by skimming the stuff on the right side of any correspondence from our website during this tournament. This being a tournament for honoring a kid, so my analogies will be taking us down the memory lane of the stuff many of us used to covet as kids...

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Portrait of Subraya Mallya
11 Aug 2016

No Reason not to know these rules

We are a big league and operate really well when we all follow the rules laid out by CoRA/CoLA. Most of these rules have been in existence for a while and are "etched in stone" but teams/individuals for some reason seem to be not clear and repeatedly violate these rules and that ends up leaving all the involved parties unhappy and in some cases - le$$ richer.

So to make sure we all are on the same page here is a quick reckoner for all. Please make sure you share it with all your teammates.

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Portrait of Subraya Mallya
9 Aug 2016

Lefty CC - a new team in CricBay

Lefties are rare breed. We have a lot of different kinds of lefties in the league. They present different challenges to the opposition while present great opportunities to their own captain. Some are elegant, Some are strong and some in-between. I had this imaginary task of selecting my own team of lefties from our league and I scoured the league and came up with a fantastic team.

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Portrait of Santosh  Mundhe
17 Jul 2016

Initial Ranking for Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy 2016

Please check the Initial ranking for the upcoming Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy 2016.

The calculation is based on weightage for last three tournaments. RS 2016 (40%), FO 2015 (40%) and CT 2015 (20%). Since we will be using this for making groups, please review this ASAP and get back to us if you see issues.. Deadline to get back to us (Via a CoLA ticket) is Monday noon (7/18/2016). We will publish the communications document soon.

Also please note that if you want to register a new team or withdraw from the competition, let us know by Monday noon (7/18/2016).

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
12 Jul 2016

2016 CricBay Regular Season Grand Finale

5 months 108 teams and 728 games later there are 8 teams standing at the cusp to duke it out for the 2016 Regular Season Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze cups and emerge winners. Lot of great performances, team and individual, have led these teams to this stage. 

  • Chennai and Sahara try to out manuever each other to win the Platinum Cup
  • Chargers and Dynamites go for the Gold
  • Super Chargers and Seamers will no doubt have a run fest in clinching the Silver Cup
  • Dazzlers and Falcons bring their skills and tactics to win the Bronze.
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Portrait of Prasanjeet Das
8 Jul 2016

CricBay Regular Season 2016 Platinum cup - QF review !

The fellowship has been disbanded and the first culling happened a fortnight ago. Each team is on its own now and four prevailed in the battle of super-powers. Even after being so deep into a long tournament, their vigor did not subside as evident of the close fought games.

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2016 CricBay Fall Open - Round Robin

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