Back by popular demand - the second round of the auction draft - ODIs.
Not much will change from the original in terms of the bidding process - all by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a deadline and then I sift through them all working out who made the highest bid and then the highest left etc.
Again we will see muppets allowed to be nominated - but bear in mind you may end up with them, and also they will still need to fit the criteria of the player round we're in!
I'm going to allow a bit of discussion first before starting the entry process, in particular I want to discuss a couple of things:
1 - Squad size
The last draft just had a team of 11, but I was wondering if people wanted to draft a squad and then go from there as to naming a final 11. I like this idea but would welcome ideas as to how big a squad people want.
2 - Nomination process
The last draft split players into batsmen and bowlers. With ODI's the all-rounder needs to be be recognised in my mind - so what squad shape do people want?
Alternatively do you want a free for all? (after an initial round of wicket-keepers)
I'd love to get as many people as I can involved - the last draft ended up with 13 (although some weren't quite as committed towards the end) - and if people do drift away I will exclude them, and players will come back up for nomination. The commitment isn't that great in all honesty, as the drafts are run over every 3-4 days.
Any questions, post in here (and answers to the 2 questions I've posed as well please!)