PS4 South African Pro20 League Season 1

francisjery

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South African Pro20 League Season 1 - The Inuagural get together


The 1st Season on the new DBC17 of the highly successfull South African Pro20 League has arrived. In this initial Season , all available participants is thrown together in one big league , affording everyone to play everyone else once , and on conclusion of the League , the Final Log Standings will be used to determine who plays where in the 2nd season , when the players will be split into Divisions.​

MATCH RULES

The competition will be a Pro20 format.

Points System
4 points for a win/bye
6 Points for a game won by forfeit
2 points for a draw/No Result - Only after Super Over Ends in a draw , as I`m not sure who then ends up as the winner. If the Game awards a WInner , then that ruling shall stay.
0 points for a loss

Bonus Points
Take all 10 wickets +1 bonus points
Score 120+ runs +1 bonus point
Score 150+ runs +2 bonus points
Chase Score with 5 wickets down +1 bonus point
Chase Score with 3 wickets down +2 bonus point

1. General Match Conditions

General T20 rules , except the following differences (Please copy the existing T20 Match type and create a New Custom SA Pro20 version with the differences underneath :
  • Bar reviews: 2 per Innings , (please edit the default 0)
  • 2 Bouncers per over (default is 1) . These are the one`s called by the umpire as such (higher than the shoulder)
  • 4 fielders outside the circle after the Powerplay , (default is 5)
  • A Maximum of 5 fielders allowed on either side of the wicket at any time when bowling
  • If Scores are tied , a Super Over will be used to determine the Winner , please remember to enable this when you set up your Custom Match Type
2.No "Normalise Skills" allowed , (meaning don`t check it in the match creation screen)

3.Never accept the Forfeit request sent automatically in game , we play our games in full. This is sent automatically by the game once 30 seconds time limit per over is up for setting your field.

4.Any Custom team composition are allowed , with the only guidelines being the following :
  • Batting Rating not higher than 85
  • Bowling Rating not higher than 90
  • Fielding Rating not higher than 95
To achieve the above requirements , please go and edit your team that will be participating in the league in the Academy until it fits the specs. This is done on an individual basis whereby lowering or upping the Skills and Attributes of a Fast Bowler will change the " Fast Bowling rating" of the team .

If any of the ratings are still over the limits set , then go back and repeat the exercise on the individuals that you know is still rated too high, until the shield rating falls inside the above limits.

5. Home team will create the match using the custom match option with the Custom Pro20 match type at Legend difficulty , and can choose any conditions including the venue they want, there is no requirement to select the random conditions but this option can be selected if the home team prefers. (Just remember to edit and save a Custom Pro20 Match type in the Academy beforehand)

6. If any glitches/bugs are encountered , we will have to live with it , as cricket was never intended as a perfect game. However if a match is very laggy and glitchy and both teams agree to restart then that is between the two team managers. The restart must take place before the game is complete.

7.Usual power play fielding restrictions apply for first 6 overs (Only 2 fielders outside the circle) , and then a maximum of 4 fielders outside the ring after the power play overs.(T20 Default is 5) Please remember to go and edit your default T20 settings , I normally save the custom Match Types with the Competitions Name to distinguish them from the default ones. A new rule has been brought in , where you are not allowed to have more that 5 fielders on either side of the wicket.

8.There is no other restrictions on how a field can be set other than this , so no one should complain about unorthodox field settings. Please go and create your own custom fields in the academy , to also speed up the constant re-setting of your field placements after bowling changes. Press the Up button on the D-Pad to get to the Options screen , scroll down to the batsman facing and press the Triangle Button , and the Up on the D-pad again on the next fielding screen to quickly get to your preset fields. Repeat this excercise until the game accepts your field

9.Upon Match Completion , please take a Screenshot (with your Phone) of the Scorecard and Post it in the Whatsapp group , as I need it for the Logs and Bonus Point Calculations . I will ask that the winning manager do this , meaning if I don`t receive his winning scorecard , I will handle the match as a No-Result and share points. I have allowed for 1 week for the Managers to complete their 2 matches as per the fixture list. Meaning each Friday the new round will start. All scorecards needs to be received by me before the new round starts .

10. No advance matches with other managers will be allowed to be posted on the Whatsapp group , meaning I will only accept the "official" scheduled matches scorecards per week. This however does not mean that you cannot play your future scheduled match earlier , I will just not accept the scorecard until the appropriate time. So DON`T send me the Future Round`s scorecards earlier , I will just bin it. DO send them in at the right time. I will not keep it somewhere and wait for the right time to process it. I get confused easily , and this is the only way for me to try and keep up with the league. Please bear in mind we are playing alot of matches per week , so I don`t want to be flooded with random scorecards that doesnt match the weeks "official" matches.

11. If no connection between two players can be established after various try outs in the allotted week , points will be shared , hence a No-Result will be recorded. Both players need to notify me of this.

12. In the event that one of the parties cannot fulfill their fixture with the opposition , the available Party will be awarded 6 points. It is the responsibility of the Available manager , to inform and explain to me of the oppositions NO-Show in the alloted Week. I will use the 3 x strikes method , ie when an opponent has cancelled a match within the last 1,5 hours before scheduled start for 3 x times , this is enough justification to award the match to the available party. I will try and use discretion doing this , but my judgement will be final. If no notification is received in the allotted week , a No result will be awarded to both sides , resulting in shared points.

13. There will be the following restrictions imposed on the actual bowlers used to bowl the 20 Overs .


Option A

· Fast / Fast Medium / Medium Bowlers : Maximum of 12 Overs

· Spin Bowlers : Minimum of 8 Overs


Option B

· Spin Bowlers : Maximum of 12 Overs

· Fast / Fast Medium / Medium Bowlers : Minimum of 8 Overs


Please note that an equal split of 3 Overs each of the above Groupings will need to be bowled in the Power Play up front . ie 3 Overs Pace / 3 Overs Spin


If the above Quota`s are not followed , the guilty party loses 2 League points , regardless of the outcome of the match . It is up to the opposing player to resolve this with the guilty party or report this if he is still refusing to bowl the correct bowlers . I suggest that a message through Whatsapp to the Bowling player to remind him of the requirement should help , as soon as the 1st unlawfull ball is bowled. If he agrees , he will then change his bowling the next over and bowl one over of Spin/Pace extra overall to make up for the lost over. This will mean he will end up with a 13/7 Split eitherway , depending on which type bowler he "Over Bowled" in the Power play


If a side is bowled out before the 15th Over , none of the above restrictions will apply , because the player could have still then bowled his above quota if he was allowed to , except for the upfront Power play requirements (50/50)


The above is intended to try and get more balanced sides , and to try and get everyone`s all round abilities tested .
Hey Attie, how are you controlling the editing of gameplay sliders in the tournament.

I have played only a few online matches, but I am not able to see the batting bowling and fielding rating of my opponent teams. It only shows TBD. Are you able to see that before start of the match.
 

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Hey Attie, how are you controlling the editing of gameplay sliders in the tournament.

I have played only a few online matches, but I am not able to see the batting bowling and fielding rating of my opponent teams. It only shows TBD. Are you able to see that before start of the match.
I think the sliders were disabled for online play in patch 3....

in the tournament everyone downloads everyone else's teams so we can see the ratings of everyone's teams ;)
 

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Hey Attie, how are you controlling the editing of gameplay sliders in the tournament.

I have played only a few online matches, but I am not able to see the batting bowling and fielding rating of my opponent teams. It only shows TBD. Are you able to see that before start of the match.

Sliders are disabled for Online .

You can check your opponents Ratings , as soon as he has selected his line up . But once you select your line up , it dissipears , and the game Countdown begins.
 

francisjery

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Sliders are disabled for Online .

You can check your opponents Ratings , as soon as he has selected his line up . But once you select your line up , it dissipears , and the game Countdown begins.
I tried that. But when I select my line up it is waiting for opponent to select his line up. Once he selects, it directly goes to loading screen. It didn't show any number of his line up.

Most of the time I end up playing with fully overcharged team since I am not able to see his numbers
 

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You effectively must wait for him to select his line up first .

So the first one that selects his line up , effectively reveals the rating to the other opponent , but unfortunately most of the times it will mean that the guy that revealed first , does not get to see the opponents ratings .

@MattW , @HBK619 , if you could perhaps fiddle a little with this code in the upcoming patch , so that Both the Opponents can see each others Team Ratings (Batting , Bowling , Fielding) before the screen changes to the loading match screen , or alternatively the ratings should be shown on the next screen .

But this will mean that if one of the players are not happy with what he is up against , he will have to quit /forfeit the game once it started.

This is very important for our Online Tournament Players.
 

francisjery

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You effectively must wait for him to select his line up first .

So the first one that selects his line up , effectively reveals the rating to the other opponent , but unfortunately most of the times it will mean that the guy that revealed first , does not get to see the opponents ratings .
:D I did that once I waited till the time ran out to see the ratings of my opponent. My ratings are 87, 86, 90. Other guy's rating was some 85 to 90. I won that game by a good margin.

Funny part was after the match, he started arguing I used a full rated team otherwise he could have beaten me. That was the last online match I played in DBC17. :lol:lol
 

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Week 11 Results out.

The Top 10 became a really congested space , with battles for the playoffs going until the final match.

Now for the Play offs .
 

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Thanks @Acid Burn for a fantastic opening season... pity about the quitters, thou shalt be banned! :) playoffs will be awesome... I heard a rumour the players want to have a "plate" playoff as well -- great stuff!
 

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