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CricBay Regular Season 2017 Communication Document

Sheshu Shenoy on 2/27/2017 7:20:25 PM

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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CricBay Regular Season 2017 - Initial Ranking

Sheshu Shenoy on 2/14/2017 8:08:09 PM

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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CricBay Managers' Meet - 2017

Sheshu Shenoy on 2/8/2017 5:23:58 PM

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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CricBay 2016 Fall Open Status

Subraya Mallya on 2/5/2017 11:13:57 PM


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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Fall Open 2016: Final RR1 ranking and RR2 grouping

Santosh Mundhe on 1/10/2017 12:24:26 AM

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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CricBay FO 2016: Buffer Weekend/Playoff Updates

Ciby Thomas on 1/8/2017 10:26:56 PM
    • 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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Abandoned Games & Buffer Weekend Update for Fall Open 2016

Santosh Mundhe on 12/12/2016 11:40:41 PM

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

Subraya Mallya on 10/13/2016 7:57:00 AM

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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CricBay Fall Open 2016 Communications Document

Sheshu Shenoy on 9/25/2016 5:46:42 PM

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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Initial ranking for the CricBay Fall Open 2016

Sheshu Shenoy on 9/25/2016 2:35:31 PM

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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2016 Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy Finals

Subraya Mallya on 9/19/2016 11:15:19 AM

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

Prasanjeet Das on 8/17/2016 6:30:06 PM

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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No Reason not to know these rules

Subraya Mallya on 8/11/2016 4:59:38 PM

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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Lefty CC - a new team in CricBay

Subraya Mallya on 8/9/2016 4:21:10 PM

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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Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy 2016 Communication document

Santosh Mundhe on 7/18/2016 8:55:44 PM

Communcation document for the 2016 Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy. Lot of new things to understand, rule changes and also format changes. Please note that we will make changes to communication document if we find a mistake but the primary rules/format will not change.

Key Dates

Tournament Start Date 07/30/2016
Buffer Weekends CoLA Discretion (If required)
RR Completion 08/22/2016 (final rankings and groups)
Pre-QF Weekend of 08/27/2016
QF Weekend of 09/10/2016
SF Weekend of 09/17/2016
Finals Saturday 09/24/2016
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The day I saw people taking a day out of their lives to celebrate Cricket !

Prasanjeet Das on 7/18/2016 5:07:54 PM

16th July 2016 was a hot Saturday. A saturday we had our CricBay finals planned. The finals teams were present, a lot of CricBay players were present, many with family. Some even with children of varying ages - from infants to pre-adolescent. In scorching heat where the adults specifically the regular cricket players are finding it uncomfortable, a hat tip to all those better halfs and family members who bestowed us with their presence for most of the CricBay event. A event like ours can never be succesful without audiences like you - thanks for all your support. 

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Initial Ranking for Anya Anand CricBay Champions Trophy 2016

Santosh Mundhe on 7/17/2016 8:07:22 PM

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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2016 CricBay Regular Season Grand Finale

Sheshu Shenoy on 7/12/2016 8:53:57 PM

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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CricBay Regular Season 2016 Platinum cup - QF review !

Prasanjeet Das on 7/8/2016 12:58:17 PM

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 Regular Season All Stars - Final teams and reserves

Prasanjeet Das on 6/30/2016 1:52:56 PM

A clash of titans, a display of best against best for everyone's viewing including those prying eyes of many teams scouting think tanks, who would like to recruit them to strengthen their arsenal. Just like the hunger games, the reaping has been done and the combinations are mind boggling.