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Virtual Five5 Cricket World Championship: All you need to know

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Tournament details:

After a successful edition of the Virtual Five5 Cricket World Cup earlier this month, SportsAdda is back with another fanzine, Virtual Five5 Cricket World Championship, with a few minor tweaks here and there. The tournament, beginning from April 29, will have eight teams this time around, bifurcated in two groups of four teams each.

Fantasy:

Just like last time, the users will have an option to create their fantasy teams this time as well, the points of which can be tracked on the leaderboard in the website (Sportsadda.com) itself. And yes, there are exciting prizes to be won through this, which includes cash vouchers.

1st Prize – Rs.1,000

2nd Prize – Rs.500

3rd / 4th / 5th Prize – Rs.250

Click here to create your fantasy team

Rules:

Given that it is set to be a five-over tournament, the bowlers are restricted to a particular over-cap, and as is the case globally, a free-hit will be awarded in case of a no-ball. There will only be a single powerplay (first over of every innings) wherein only three players will be allowed outside the circle.

Group A

Group B

ENG

NZ

AUS

IND

SA

PAK

BAN

WI

Once the powerplay is done, the fielding restriction will allow only a maximum of five players on the leg-side, two behind square and five outside the circle. Furthermore, the teams will only have one DRS per innings.

The teams will play each other in their group twice, and two points will be awarded for a win and as many points will be a given in case of a bye. On the other hand, the teams playing a draw will share one point apiece.

Once the group-stage games are over, the top two teams of each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Where to watch:

The tournament will be streamed live on Sportsadda.com, which happens to be the same platform which will offer the scorecard as well as the ball-to-ball commentary.

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