Dubai, Jan 26: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of the "most detailed ever" Fantasy League game for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with multiple game modes and chances to win exclusive World Cup merchandise and other prizes.
Cricket fans across the world can now participate in the newly-launched, official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fantasy League that has been designed to ensure fans can get closer to the tournament than ever before, with opportunities for everyone to cheer on their favourite players and teams, and feel part of the action wherever they are in the world, ICC said in a media release yesterday (January 25).
The game is the most in-depth ever created in cricket, with great detail for the passionate fantasy league player, but equally great ease of access for the casual fan to play on a one-off match day, it added.
Participants will get to create their own Virtual XI from across all 14 ICC Cricket World Cup teams and a total of 210 players, each of whom will have a profile, detailed statistics and photo.
Points will be gained based on how the selected players perform on the field, with points awarded for batting, bowling, fielding and wicketkeeping.
Every manager will get one million credits to select their own ‘fantasy' team from. Each player carries a virtual value and has a designated role.
Players have been given a virtual ‘value' based on an advanced statistical algorithm that takes into account a huge number of factors ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. This includes the players' overall ODI record, ODI experience and current form.
Career statistics considered include their batting average and strike rate, frequency of big scores, number of fours and sixes hit, bowling average, overs bowled per match and economy. Since players can also earn fielding points, catches and stumpings have also been factored in.
To register for the competition, and to see all the player values, please go to fantasy.cricketworldcup.com.