Rich Hudson: Will the game be more realistic, i.e. 2 overseas players per county
Oli: Yes, realism is a big part of Cricket Coach. A great effort is being made to include all the different rules and regulations that are apart of world cricket.
Graham du Plessis: Will players choose clubs which are bigger, when they are approached by more than one club for transfer? Or will they seek 1st team cricket as a priority?
Oli: When different clubs approach a player he bases his decision on many different factors, including the local climate, size of team, 1st team opportunities etc.
CT: Is there an official site for the game?
Oli: Yes, visit www.rockingham-software.com
for regular updates, a lively forum and all the latest news and views on the game.
Zeeshan: Will the players get unhappy and leave the club if they think that they are not playing enough matches? This was something excluded from ICC.
Oli: Player morale/spirit is a new addition to Cricket Coach that I believe adds a lot to the Gameplay. In your example if a player wasnt playing much then his morale would drop and he may ask you as the manager to play more, or he might ask for a transfer.
Matt: Will we be able to play against others online in a network game?
Oli: Online play isnt currently implemented, but it is something that is planned for future updates. In the long term internet play is a big part of the master plan; it will certainly appear at some point in the series.
Andy Bellas: Is the coach system like in CM4, where you can move from jobs to jobs by applying for them?
Oli: Yes the game is similar in that you can apply for managerial jobs as they become available, and move between teams and countries as you get different jobs.
Steven: When exactly will the game be out?
Oli: The game will be released in Summer 2004. Possibly beforehand if the game is complete and the necessary arrangements have been made.