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Have fun following cricket fantasy premier league games online

Author: Suraj Singh
by Suraj Singh
Posted: Jun 16, 2015

Fantasy leagues have been a favorite online sport in the Western countries for a long time but over the last few years, they've started to spread its wings here in India as well. The plot is simple. Create your dream cricket team from an assortment of players ahead of you with a virtual budget cap of 100cr. Cricket fantasy premier league drives on the fact that the players you select need to perform well on the field in order for your points to grow. At the end of the tournament whichever team has the highest points on the leaderboard wins and is entitled to a certain cash prize and other goodies.

When the concept started in India a few years ago, it was an instant success. More than 50,000 people had created their teams online in a bid to get the rush from the real event. During the 2003 World Cup in South Africa as many as 50 lakh people made their team lineups after which many other cricket-focused sites also launched their own fantasy leagues soon afterwards. World cup, IPL, Champions Trophy and fantasy cricket premier league are some of the tournaments that are very popular among audiences. You will see a massive online demand for them during tournaments as thousands of team lineups are reported by sites.

How does fantasy cricket premier league work: The concept of fantasy cricket is pretty simple. You register yourself as the user and are given a certain budget which differs from site to site. On major sites however, you start with a budget of 100 points which is 100cr and the cricketers from all teams participating in the fantasy cricket premier league are all assigned points of value based on their performance so far. You have to spend your 100 points to create a team of 11, with substitutes, so that you can take part in a league. As the tournament progress, the performance of the individual cricketers in your dream team will win you points.

Point system in cricket fantasy premier league: You need to remember that not all the payers that you selected in your team will make the cut in the actual team. So the point system works in a way that even if some or one of the players you selected in your team make the cut in the actual squad, you get a few points for that. Runs scored, could get a few points, while bowling someone out is worth more as there are fewer wickets to get than a batman should score runs. Boundaries and sixes are bonus points. Points are also allotted to run rate, bowler's economy, maiden overs etc. Each cricket fantasy premier league will have a different set of point allocation system, but this remains the norm across.

Cricket fantasy premier league is not gambling: Building a fantasy team is a game of skill and not chance and as per Indian law you cannot bet on anything that is a game of chance. Since forming your team requires a person to have knowledge of the game and use his strategy to build his team, it is not left to chance and this way cricket fantasy premier league is not gambling. So far at least, fantasy cricket leagues are in the clear, legally.

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