This season the decision was to give captains more responsibility. The email dispatched at the start of the season:
As captains of your respective CW teams you have the following options in addition to what was communicated to you earlier:
- Fielding aggression at the start of the innings
(Highest, High, Medium, Low, Lowest)
- Situations under which the fielding aggression would be set at low
(eg run rate, scoreline etc.)
- Aggression for individual bowlers
(This can be set for your spearhead to bowl all out etc. For example, David Jr could be set as very aggressive)
- Bowlers that you wish for your batsmen to attack
(Particular opposition bowlers who you feel can be taken advantage of)
- New ball
(Will it be taken immediately or delayed? If delayed, state the amount of overs or the situation if situational.)
It's not madatory that you guys participate in the listed fields, but it does give you some measure of control.
The more important communication is for the 25Smash. I will pick the squad of 12 players and you can tell me what XI you want to play and the batting order which you would like. You don't have to do this for every game as I will take up the duties in games which you don't get around to submitting in time for. I just think that this would be an interesting aspect of the game as it would give the captains more of a role in the team's fortunes.