Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
27 Feb 2017

CricBay Regular Season 2017 Communication Document

Dear CricBay Teams, Please find the communication document for the 2017 Regular Season below. For any questions, contact CoLa via a ticket on the website.   This is currently in live mode and that means, it can and will go through some changes until this weekend.

Key Dates

Tournament Start Date 03/04/2017
Buffer Weekends CoLA Discretion
PlayOffs After Round Robin Completion (06/24/2017)
Quarterfinals Date Weekend of 06/25/2017
SemiFinals Date Saturday 07/08/2017
Tournament Finale Date Saturday 07/15/2017
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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
14 Feb 2017

CricBay Regular Season 2017 - Initial Ranking

Please check the Team Rankings at the end of 2016 CricBay Seasons (includes all three seasons). This is going to be used to decide on groups/divisions for 2017 and hence, it is very important that you review them carefully.

  1. Weightage used is 40% for Regular Seasona and Fall Open, and 20% for Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy 2016.
  2. If teams had equal points after adding up the numbers for 3 seasons, regular season ranking is  used as tie-breaker.
  3. if you see any errros, please file a ticket for CoLA,.. comments/messages may not help.
  4. Deadline to get back to CoLA via tickets in 22nd of February, 2017

Special thanks to Arvind Muthukrishnan (Rebels)  for all the work to compile the rankings. We really appreciate that. 

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
8 Feb 2017

CricBay Managers' Meet - 2017

Hello CricBayites,

It is that time of the year - where we get together and discuss some ideas, plans, operations in our Annual Managers' meet. 

Date, Time and Venue

  • Date: Sunday, 26th of February, 2016
  • Time: 1:45PM to 4:30PM
  • Location: Swagat Indian Cusine (Party hall inside the restaurant)
  • Address: 68 S Abel St, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Plenty of parking available)
  • Light Lunch/Snacks, Tea/Coffee will be made available all through the event
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Portrait of Subraya Mallya
6 Feb 2017

CricBay 2016 Fall Open Status


We had another bad weekend where all but 4 games (2 in Kathryn Hughes and 2 in Sigman) were washed out due to grounds being not in condition for us to have games. That makes it 52 games this weekend, 56 games last 2 weekends adding to the 140+ games we have lost during Round Robin phase. Needless to say this is by far the worst hit tournament in our league's history. When we loose these many games it becomes difficult to keep pushing this tournament ahead without loosing its meaning. We tried workarounds to see if we can at least get a good quorum of games happen whereby we can salvage the rest of the tournament - but mother nature refused to co-operate. So with a lot of disappointment we are going call this CricBay FO 2016 closed (first in our league's history and hopefully the last).

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Portrait of Santosh  Mundhe
10 Jan 2017

Fall Open 2016: Final RR1 ranking and RR2 grouping

Please check the Final Rankings and Groupings for 2016FO Playoffs. If you find anything inaccurate, please log a ticket for CoLA-Query

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Portrait of Ciby Thomas
9 Jan 2017

CricBay FO 2016: Buffer Weekend/Playoff Updates

    • Jan 14th weekend will have no games (the ground costs will be split among all the teams.)
    • No buffer weekends, As of this weekend, the Round Robin games will be deemed completed for all teams. All abandoned games will be considered abandoned and the teams will split points.
    • Playoffs will start from Jan 21st and this enables us to host the Final on Feb 18th.
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Portrait of Santosh  Mundhe
13 Dec 2016

Abandoned Games & Buffer Weekend Update for Fall Open 2016

With more than two weekends getting washed out due to rain, many teams are trying to reschedule their abandoned matches over the next three weekends (Dec 17, 24 and 31st). Please note, CoLA will not be able to reschedule your matches due to unavailability of the grounds for those three weekends, even if teams are mutually agreeing to play.

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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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2017 CricBay Regular Season - Round Robin

Points Table