Fantasy cricket is a practical, safe and legal way to fill time, and earn money and recognition. Virtual sport is a popular pastime though, not many know what it is. If you are one of them, it’s your chance to beef up your knowledge. Read on, here’re a few FAQs about fantasy cricket.
1. What is Fantasy Cricket?
Fantasy cricket is a virtual sport involving two real teams. You are given a certain number of selection credits with which you construct a fantasy cricket team from the available 22 players playing the given match. Next, you let your eleven compete against those of fellow users.
Each selected player earns you points with their batting, bowling and fielding. If your score exceeds that of all users, you win decent cash and some bragging rights. Mind you, which team wins the real match is insignificant for you. Only your players’ individual performances matter.
2. What are the Rules?
The rules are platform-specific, meaning they vary from platform to platform. Make sure to check them on the platform before playing. However, there are certain common rules, such as:
- Only eleven players can be selected per team
- The selection has to be done around the allotted selection credits
- A minimum of 4 batsmen, 3 bowlers, 1 wicketkeeper, 1 all-rounder should be selected
- A captain and a vice-captain shall be designated for each match
- Captain earns double the points than a normal player while vice-captain earns 1.5 times
- The scores are disclosed by the platform once the match is over
3. Can the Team be Changed?
Yes. You need not stick to a fantasy cricket team for more than one match. Depending on playing conditions and other factors, the eleven should be changed from match to match for better results. If your selected player doesn’t play the match, he can be substituted well in time, often automatically. It’s advisable to go through the substitution policy of the platform.
4. Can Someone New Join the Cricket Play?
While having some cricket knowledge is appreciated, anyone new to cricket can play fantasy cricket. Mind you, it’s just a game. What matters is your delight, not winning or losing. But if you wish to enter the fray well prepared, it’s wise to read about the game, discuss it on various forums and play the “practice match” option. It’s designed to help newcomers learn the game.
5. Is it a game of skill?
Instead of chance, the outcomes are based on planning and execution. Also, the game is open to all, whether you are a minor, someone in his/her 30s or elderly. The platforms are monitored for their content, making them suitable for all age groups.
6. How to Sign-up?
Again, it’s platform-specific. Usually, the registration is free and easily accomplishable, round the clock. However, you are required to make deposits if you wish to place an online fantasy sports bet in cash contests. The deposits vary from one platform and one contest to the other.
7. Are my Deposits and Winnings Safe?
It depends. Some run-off-the-mill platforms can run away with your deposits and winnings. But thankfully, they are only a handful. Most platforms operate with proper licenses and hence, are reliable. It’s important to research the platform thoroughly before signing up.
First, look for licenses. Second, the platform should have in place proper arrangements to keep your personal information safe. A reliable platform would transfer the winnings directly to your account within 2-3 days. You require furnishing your id documents for withdrawals.
If you have any other questions for us, feel free to reach out. We will be happy to help you on your fantasy sports journey.