Your team competes in three competitive leagues each week. The senior squad play a Twenty20 and One Day match, while your youth squad play in a Youth One Day match each week. A Senior One Day knockout cup competition is also held each season.
Each season consists of 14 weeks containing league matches, followed by a one week off-season.
The three leagues you participate in all have the same format. Each league consists of an 8 team home and away season, meaning that you will play 14 matches over a 14 week period, 7 of which will be home matches.
Four points are awarded for a win, two points for a tie and no points for a loss. At the end of the season, teams with the same number of points are separated by Net Run Rate (NRR). An explanation of NRR can be found here.
At the end of the season, the team in 1st place from each league will be promoted to a league in a higher division and the teams finishing 7th and 8th will be relegated to a league in the next division down. For example, if your team finishes first in a league in division III it will be promoted to a league in Division II next season.
The leagues in each country operate within a division structure, with each division containing twice as many leagues (and hence teams) as the division immediately above it, as explained in the table below.
|Division||Total Number of Leagues||Total Number of Teams|
|VII and below||64||512|
Senior One Day Matches
Played on Friday, matches consist of a maximum of 50 overs per side. There are 5-10 bowlers who can each bowl a maximum of 10 overs each. The senior one day competition carries the most prestige. Your results in this league will have the greatest influence on your supporter mood. These matches tend to attract the largest crowds, so they will also be a primary source of revenue.
Senior Twenty20 Matches
Played on Tuesday, matches consist of a maximum of 20 overs per side. There are 5-10 bowlers who can each bowl a maximum of 4 overs each. The Twenty20 competition carries less prestige than the senior one day competition, but your results still has a considerable effect on your supporter mood. These matches tend to attract slightly smaller crowds than the senior one day competition.
Youth One Day Matches
Played on Wednesday, matches consist of a maximum of 40 overs per side. There are 5-10 bowlers who can each bowl a maximum of 8 overs each. This competition carries the least prestige, with results having only a small effect on your supporter mood. These matches attract the smallest crowd of any competitive matches. Only players aged 19 and under are eligible to play in these matches.
This is a knockout Senior One Day competition (it is not a friendly competition - ie players gain experience and also fatigue just like in league matches). The draw for the cup is created at the beginning of each season, with the 2048 top ranked Senior One Day sides being automatically entered. The top 512 teams are seeded in the draw, with the remaining teams being distributed randomly. Once the draw is created your potential path through the competition, including who your potential opponents might be in your section of the draw, can be seen.
Cup matches are played on Sundays and the home team is determined randomly for each match. Each week, winning teams progress to the next round of the cup, while the losers bow out.
Teams that are still in the cup are unable to organise Sunday friendlies.
If a Cup match is tied, the team losing the lowest number of wickets is deemed as the winner. If both teams lose the same number of wickets, then the highest ranked team at the time the Cup draw was created goes through to the next round.
Teams are awarded prizemoney at the end of the season, based on their final positions in each of the leagues they compete in. Prizemoney is awarded as outlined below.
|Division 1: Prizemoney Details|
|Senior One Day||500,000||300,000||200,000||130,000||100,000||70,000|
|Youth One Day||250,000||150,000||100,000||65,000||50,000||35,000|
|Division 2: Prizemoney Details|
|Senior One Day||454,000||227,000||137,000||91,000||0||0|
|Youth One Day||227,000||113,000||68,000||45,000||0||0|
|Division 3: Prizemoney Details|
|Senior One Day||317,000||159,000||96,000||64,000||0||0|
|Youth One Day||158,000||79,000||48,000||32,000||0||0|
|Division 4: Prizemoney Details|
|Senior One Day||221,000||111,000||67,000||45,000||0||0|
|Youth One Day||110,000||55,000||33,000||22,000||0||0|
|Division 5: Prizemoney Details|
|Senior One Day||156,000||78,000||47,000||32,000||0||0|
|Youth One Day||78,000||39,000||23,000||16,000||0||0|
|Division 6+: Prizemoney Details|
|Senior One Day||104,000||52,000||32,000||21,000||0||0|
|Youth One Day||52,000||26,000||16,000||10,000||0||0|
Pavilion Cup Prizemoney
All teams progressing to at least round three are awarded prizemoney. Cup prizemoney is awarded the day after you are eliminated (or win the whole damn thing!).
|Knocked out in round 3||$10,000|
|Knocked out in round 4||$25,000|
|Knocked out in round 5||$45,000|
|Knocked out in round 6||$80,000|
|Knocked out in round 7||$125,000|
|Knocked out in round 8||$180,000|
End of Season Trophies
At the end of each season, trophies are awarded to teams and players who finish in the top three placings the categories listed below. If you sign up for Pavilion Membership you also have access to a Trophy Cabinet where you can view the silverware you have collected during your management career.
|League Position||End of season placing in your Senior One Day, Twenty20 or Youth One Day league.|
|Cup Position||Placing in the Pavilion Cup final. Losing Semi-finalists are each awarded 3rd place trophies.|
|Wickets Taken||Highest number of wickets in the league. In the event of a tie, bowling average and then strikerate are used to separate placings.|
|Runs Scored||Highest number of runs scored in the league. In the event of a tie, batting average and then strikerate are used to separate placings.|
|Batting Average||Highest batting average in the league. A player must play at least 7 innings to qualify for this award. In the event of a tie, runs scored and then strikerate are used to separate placings.|
|Bowling Average||Lowest bowling average in the league. A player must take at least 10 wickets to qualify for this award. In the event of a tie, wickets taken and then strikerate are used to separate placings.|
|Batting Strikerate||Highest batting strikerate (runs per hundred balls faced) in the league. A player must play at least 7 innings to qualify for this award. In the event of a tie, runs scored and then average are used to separate placings.|
|Bowling Strikerate||Lowest bowling strikerate (deliveries per wicket) in the league. A player must take at least 10 wickets to qualify for this award. In the event of a tie, wickets taken and then average are used to separate placings.|
|Keeper Dismissals||Highest number of wicketkeeper dismissals (catches and stumpings) in the league. In the event of a tie, the player playing the fewest matches is ranked highest.|
|Fielder Dismissals||Highest number of catches taken (not including wicketkeeper catches) in the league. In the event of a tie, the player playing the fewest matches is ranked highest.|
All human controlled teams are allocated team rankings based on their recent match ratings attained in each league competition.
For each league type, each team is given a country rank and a global rank. These rankings are used when seeding teams for the Pavilion Cup.
Rankings are determined by calculating average match ratings over the past 8 weeks.
Match ratings in the Pavilion Cup influence a team's Senior One Day rankings.