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Another "bid for position" draft?

JOJOXI

State Vice-Captain
In please, just to double check as see Clive Rice was picked despite not playing Tests in 1st draft what's the rule around people who haven't played ODIs - can we pick absolutely anyone, people's whose careers overlapped with ODI cricket even if they didn't play any or just those with ODI caps?
 

ankitj

International Coach
We typically have a minimum number of caps rule in ODIs to avoid Garry Sobers hack
 

AndrewB

International Regular
In please, just to double check as see Clive Rice was picked despite not playing Tests in 1st draft what's the rule around people who haven't played ODIs - can we pick absolutely anyone, people's whose careers overlapped with ODI cricket even if they didn't play any or just those with ODI caps?
Let's keep it simple: only people who've played in ODIs are eligible. I can't see any reason to exclude Sobers - if you think he'll get you votes in an ODI XI, go ahead and pick him.
 

AndrewB

International Regular
So here's the rules, copied from the earlier thread:

- Everyone taking part has $1,000,000 to bid with
- You then use this to bid (in a silent auction - i.e. bids are e-mailed to me) for your positions in the draft.

Just to illustrate, suppose we have 3 players (X, Y and Z) bidding for a 5-man team

X is desperate to get first pick, and bids (999,996; 1; 1; 1; 1)
Y wants some early picks, and bids (600,000; 300,000; 90,000; 5000; 5000)
Z wants to avoid late picks, and bids (200,000; 200,000; 200,000; 200,000; 200,000)

Then the picking order for the draft would be: X, Y, Y, Z, Z, Z, Z, Z, Y, Y, Y, X, X, X, X.

Also, in the event of a tie, the person who's gone longest without a pick gets to pick first.

Each player submits their list of 11 bids, which must all be whole, positive numbers of dollars (so $1 is the minimum bid), summing to $1,000,000. (You might as well put your bids in descending order, as I'll sort them that way anyway).
 

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