How-To: Submit Player of the Match Report

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.

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. 

Here is how

Player of the Match Report

It is not a report per se, but more of an insight into the thinking which went through to decide the Player of the Match.

Guidelines for Umpires

  1. If the match had many equally qualified performances then please do write up the insights on which players you considered and how you came up with the eventual PoM award winner.
  2. If the decision was straight forward - just a one liner which says "XYZ took 5 wickets/scored 50 runs and significantly impacted the result and hence was the PoM" should suffice
  3. If the decision is a left-field decision (not very obvious by looking at scorecard) then by all means do write up the decision process. 

Who gets to enter it?

  • One of the umpires that officiated the game can enter the rationale behind chosing a particular player as the Player-of-the-Match Recipient. The decision will be made on the ground itself, all the umpires have to do is enter it into the system.

Where to enter it?

Once the brief scorecard is entered for a game by the winning team,

  1. A notification will be sent to the umpire(s) of the game with a link to Submit the PoM Report.
  2. The Submit PoM Report button will be enabled on the Scorecard page
Step 1

Step 2


Once the PoM Report is submitted, a notification will be sent out to the C, V and M of the winning team to inform them of the PoM Report entry as they will be required to get it completed for Scorecard Commit.

Where can people see the PoM Report?

The report will be displayed on the scorecard page for that match - right next to the Player-of-the-Match Name

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