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CricBay Fall Open 2018- RR2 Final ranking for P,G and S divisions

by Santosh Mundhe on 14 Oct 2018

Hello everyone,

Please check final ranking after RR2 for Platinum, Gold, and Silver division. We will announce the same for Bronze group after next weekend games. Check the section 'PlayOffs (Pre-Quarter Finals)/Ranking Games- Platinum, Gold and Silver" in communications document for game details.

 If you find any errors, please file CoLA ticket before Oct 14th, 7 PM PST. 

CricBay Fall Open 2018 RR-1 Ranking and RR-2 Grouping- P/G/S

by Ganesh Aithal on 16 Sep 2018

Please check the Ranking (points and DRR) and RR-2 Grouping for Platinum, Gold and Silver. The Ranking for Bronze division will be posted after next weekend games. 

In Round Robin - 2 for P/G/S, each division will have 7 groups with 4 teams in each groups. Groups are formed according to our traditional zig-zag format. Teams will play total of 3 games within the group and fulfil 3 umpiring assignments. We will only publish the schedule for this weekend and rest will be updated after Bronze teams finish their RR1

If you find any errors, Please file CoLA ticket. 

IMPORTANT: Rules covering Umpiring discussions and other changes

by Sheshu Shenoy on 27 Jul 2018

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE Post and also let your team mates know.. we need everyone to follow this starting tomorrow.. The same has been emailed to team leaders of every team playing this tournament and will also be posted on the website.. CricBay handbook has been updated to mention the same.

CricBay Fall Open Season 2018: Initial Ranking

by Ganesh Aithal on 22 Jul 2018

Hello All,

Please find the initial ranking for the CricBay Fall Open Season 2018. 

Please file a CoLA ticket if you have any questions.

2018 CricBay Fall Open Tournament Communication Document

by Sheshu Shenoy on 22 Jul 2018

Dear CricBay Teams, Please find the communication document for the Fall Open Tournament 2018 below. For any questions, contact CoLA via a ticket on the website. Please note this is a live document and might change until the first game of the new tournament and see comment section for any updates.

Key Dates

Tournament Start Date 07/28/2018
Buffer Weekends TBD
PlayOffs After Round Robin Completion PGS 10/20/2018, B 10/27/2018
Pre-Quarter Finals Date Only for PGS 10/20/2018
Quarter Finals Date Weekend of 10/27/2018
Semi Finals Date Weekend 11/03/2018
Tournament Finale Saturday 11/10/2018

CricBay Regular Season 2018: Final Ranking

by Ganesh Aithal on 16 Jul 2018

We are almost near the end of the Regular Season 2018. After 18 weeks of hard fought cricket, here are the team final standings. Congrats to the top 8 teams across 4 divisions for making it to the finals. Kudos to the other teams who found a way to compete hard and coming close to making it to the final 8. 

Note :

  • The finalists will be ranked after the finals
  • The teams that qualified for semis/finals will be ranked higher than the other teams irrespective of their points
  • The teams currently marked under relegation subject to change based on other teams participation in the next tournament

2018 CricBay Regular Season All Star Awardees and Game

by Ganesh Aithal on 15 Jul 2018

At the end of each tournament we bring together 24 players who have been shining brighter than the others. Its a distinct game were the stars with fantastic statistics go up against each other. Today, we are announcing the 2018 Regular Season All Stars players.

Game Details

  • Date: Sunday July 22nd  8:30 AM.
  • Location: Rancho Milpitas Middle School - Matting Pitch
  • 20 over-a-side game, All Rules from 2018 Regular Season Tournaments apply.

Welcome to 2018 CricBay Regular Season Grand Finale

by Sheshu Shenoy on 13 Jul 2018

Platinum and Gold finals, award ceremony. food and festivities will happen at the Rancho Field in Milpitas Please RSVP here

Be there, bring your friends and family and enjoy what is guaraneted to be a sureshot runfest.

IMPORTANT: Informing CoLA about your team plans for 2018 CricBay Fall Open

by Sheshu Shenoy on 3 Jul 2018

PLEASE READ.. and let your team leaders know as well (an emaill with the same content will be sent to all team leaders as well).

2018 CricBay Fall Open will start weekend after Regular season finals.. which means Game 1 will be on July 28th/29th for most teams. We will need to work on logistics, format and schedule asap.

  1. If your team is disbanding
  2. If your team is merging with another team
  3. If your team is planning to take a break during fall open (there will be consequences).

CricBay Regular Season 2018: Playoff Ranking - P/G/S

by Sheshu Shenoy on 1 Jul 2018

Please check the Ranking (Points and DRR) for Platinum, Gold and Silver divisions ASAP.. Bronze list will be posted next weekend. There will be play off and ranking games this weekend (weekend of 7/7/2018) and games for bronze as well.. P/G/S will play one game and umpire one game.. Please note that starting this weekend, until finals, there will not be any swaps allowed,

If you see any errors, please file a CoLA ticket

For playoff rules/format refer to the 2018RS Communication Document

Re-Ranking of Bronze Division for 2018RS-RR2

by Ganesh Aithal on 6 May 2018

For the current CricBay Regular Season 2018, Bronze division are being re-ranked and re-grouped to play second round robin. Every team will playing 7 matches within the group and Top team from each group will be qualify for semi-finals.

Points and DRR of the teams have been considered for re-ranking. If two or more teams have ended up with same points and DRR, the higher ranked team at the start of the season is placed above the other. 

Re-grouping mechanism ithe one we use every tournament (zig-zag).

For questions related to Format, qualification etc, please please read the Communication document before commenting or calling volunteers.. Please file a CoLA-query ticket if you have any other questions not answered in the comms doc.   

Buffer Weekend Update for CricBay Regular Season 2018

by Santosh Mundhe on 11 Apr 2018

Update for Bronze group

CoLA will be re-ranking bronze teams based on points and DRR including buffer weekend matches for Second phase of RR Once teams are reranked and placed in zig zag order to form 4 groups of 8 teams each, their second phase of RR will start from May 13th weekend. All bronze teams can schedule their abandoned games (not scheduled by CoLA) during the second phase of RR if Both teams agree to play the game without neutral umpires, Get an approval from CoLA, CoLA will approve based on ground availability. -- Santosh Mundhe (obo CoLA) on 4/23/2018


As of today, April 11th, we have 77 abandoned games and CoLA has decided to have one buffer weekend on May 5th to accommodate maximum possible abandoned games.

Dropping the ball....Grrrrrr

by Subraya Mallya on 4 Apr 2018

We have seen a few things happen repeatedly and this despite repeated reminders and by same set of teams so we thought we will list them out and maybe bring it to the attention of those teams. If you feel that the tone of this post implies a hint of resentment, then you would be correct.

Mandatory CricBay 2018 Season Ball Pick Up - March 24, 2018

by Ciby Thomas on 20 Mar 2018
  • Event: CricBay 2018 Season Ball Distribution
  • Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 - 3:00PM
  • Venue: Lock it up Storage, 38491 Fremont Blvd., Fremont 94536

Initial Team Ranking for CricBay Regular Season 2018

by Ganesh Aithal on 4 Mar 2018

Please check the initial raking of the teams per division before the start of CricBay Regular Season 2018. Like before, finalists will take top two positions in their respective divisions. Remaining 26 teams have been re-ranked based on points and DRR from Fall Open 2017. As mentioned before, champions trophy 2017 is not considered for ranking the teams. All new teams have been ranked in the order of registration. 

NOTE: We have had some teams drop out after 2017FO and some after 2017CT and are listed below. If a team relegated drop out we DO NOT relegate the next team to the lower division. Same way with promotion. 

Please file a CoLA ticket if you find any issues.

CricBay Regular Season 2018 Communications document

by Santosh Mundhe on 4 Mar 2018

Dear CricBay Teams, Please find the communication document for the Regular Season 2018 below. For any questions, contact CoLA via a ticket on the website.

Welcome to CricBay 2017 Champions Trophy - Grand Finale

by Subraya Mallya on 27 Feb 2018

This was a tournament of a new kind. Based on our experience last year with rains, we were not sure how long this tournament would go, but the rain-gods relented just enough for us to finish large majority of the games. That combined with the new format (T10) made for an interesting tournament. Some amazing team and individual performances later we have come to this moment. We have 6 teams that have shown amazing consistency all through the tournament thereby deservingly earning themselves the chance to be in the final dance. 

Platinum Finals: The Locked & Loaded Daredevils face the Giant Killer Immortals in the Platinum Finals. While Daredevils muscled teams into submission with all the talent they have in their team, Immortals did their basics right and stayed disciplined to reach the finals. It will be the first Platinum finals for both teams and we will have a new Platinum winner this time.  

Gold Finals: Beats XI with their superstars face the back-in-their-saddle Aryans back from their one tournament hiatus. While Beats have been consisent all the through the tournament, Aryans have had a new hero step up each game. While Beats boast a good batting lineup, Aryans have lot of variety in their bowling so it will be a good contest. Both have been to Gold Finals before and this is their chance to get their hands on that Gold Trophy. 

Silver Finals: The rookies BraveHearts are in the finals in their first tournament facing The Don and his Hawks ready to pounce on them in the Silver Finals. BraveHearts and their big hitters have dominated this division with their strong batting, Hawks are not to be left behind. They have had consistent performers in Rohit Mehtani, Mani Deep, Prakash Uddagatti who have time again stepped up to get their team across the line. Both playing their first finals so there should not be shortage of any motivation to grab that cup.

All these games are expected to be evenly contested.

2018 CricBay Community meeting

by Sheshu Shenoy on 18 Feb 2018
  • Date: 02/25/2018 Sunday
  • Time: 1:30PM to 4:30PM
  • Location: Swagat Indian Cuisine, 68 S Abel St, Milpitas, California 95035

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page:

EVERY team MUST send at least one player.. More than one are always welcome. One set of ball boxes will be distributed at the event AFTER the meeting


  1. CricBay Financials 2017 - Ciby and Team
  2. CricBay Financials Forecast 2018 - Ciby and Team
  3. Format discussions - Niranjan, Santosh, Ganesh and Sheshu with Everyone
  4. CricBay Insurance - Vijayan
  5. All Q&A - Everyone
  6. CricBay Foundation proposal - Sheshu
  7. Annual CricBay Premier League proposal - Sheshu
  8. CricBay State of the Union update by Volunteers - Subraya and Sheshu
  9. Ball Distribution

Food, Tea and Coffee will be served as usual all through the event. Please be there on time,

2017 CricBay Champions Trophy Ranking (Gold and Silver)

by Sheshu Shenoy on 4 Feb 2018

Check the final rankings after Round Robin phase of 2017 CT.. read the communication document before asking questions.. 

IMPORTANT - 2018 Fees Schedule

by Sheshu Shenoy on 22 Jan 2018

Hello Teams,

We will be sending out payment links (2000 dollars plus pay-pal fees) starting this Thursday (2/8/2018) ... every team: note that payment links will be sent to the email address of the person mentioned as Payment contact in your team profile. If you need it changed, have one of the leaders change it ASAP (you do not need a ticket or admin to do it). Please do not expect volunteers to keep reminding. Please do not ask to pay by cash, check, or offer some other cheaper way .. For now, we can only work with PayPal payment system. New teams who have filed tickets, you need to share your pay-pal id in that ticket asap. Deadlines remain the same for new teams as well.

Deadline for the payment is 22nd of February.. Please wait for a day or so before your payment is reflected in your team profile finance page. Please note that this fees consists of Ground fees AND 2018 registration.
All new teams that registered during Champions Trophy, we will send you a payment link for 1200 dollars since you already have enough balance in the tank.

CricBay community meet 2018 is tentatively scheduled for 1:30PM on Sunday the 25th of February. This is where our finances for 2017 and forecast for 2018 will be presented. At least one member from every team is Mandatory and hence Please plan accordingly. More than one is always welcome. More details will be posted in the coming days.