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Birthplace Draft v2.0

Teuton

International Vice-Captain
As a follow-up to the recent Birthplace Draft I had some ideas to change it up a bit and get a more diverse mix of players' birthplaces, talent and tactical options available.
For the purposes of this draft:
• Test players only
• The present day country containing a player's birthplace is what matters.
• I will consider the West Indies as a single ‘country’
• I will consider England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland as separate countries.
• There will be limits applied to both your team, and the overall draft as a whole.
• Players will fall into 1 of 2 Categories:

1. For players born outside their Test country,
a. there are no overall limits
b. only player per birth country per team (within this category)
2. For players born in their Test country,
a. A limit of 5 players per country overall
b. And a limit of 1 player per birthplace state/county/province/territory/WI nation overall
c. only player per birth country per team (within this category)
d. Players selected in the original Birthplace draft are ineligible (see below, does not apply to category 1 players; and since that draft allowed a large number of West Indians – only the first 11 picked will be ineligible)
• If players qualify in both categories the drafter can decide which to use them as.
• Hopefully there is enough information on cricinfo and Wikipedia player pages to deduce birthplaces for everyone (google maps in support if required).
o If there is some sort of dispute I will have to make a call based on those sources.
• I will keep tallies and post them regularly to minimise mis-picks
• There are no limits on how many players from each category

So that does mean that, for example, only 5 teams will have local Australians and that those 5 will (almost certainly) have been born in 5 of the 6 states. So you do lock everyone else out from a whole state/county/etc when you pick a local (Cat 2) player from there, and everyone else from that country when you pick the 5th player.

Usual rules (no Bradman; 16 hours for first pick, 8 hours for each subsequent pick; order of picks in an even round is the reverse of the round before) will also apply.
When picking, please post your player’s birth country and state/county/etc if applicable.

Post in if you are interested, looking for approx 10 players.
 
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Teuton

International Vice-Captain
Ineligible players:
Australia: Don Bradman, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Keith Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Ricky Ponting, Greg Chappell, Allan Border

Bangladesh: Shakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim

England: WG Grace, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Wally Hammond, Harold Larwood, Ian Botham, Herbert Sutcliffe, Les Ames, Andrew Flintoff, Ken Barrington

India: Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, Farokh Engineer, Virendar Sehwag, Vinoo Mankad, Rahul Dravid, Ravi Shastri

New Zealand: Richard Hadlee, Danny Morrison, Shane Bond, Kane Williamson, Brendan McCullum, Martin Crowe, Glenn Turner, Chris Cairns, Ken Wadsworth, Martin Donnelly

Pakistan: Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Javed Miandad, Fazal Mahmood, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Akhtar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saqlain Mushtaq, Yasir Shah

South Africa: Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, Gary Kirsten, Shaun Pollock, Barry Richards, Mike Procter, Alan Donald, Graeme Pollock, AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith, Denis Lindsay

Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva, Thilan Samaraweera

West Indies: Viv Richards, Curtly Ambrose, Gary Sobers, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Brian Lara, Alvin Kallicharan, Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Jason Holder, Clive Lloyd

Zimbabwe: Heath Streak
 

Teuton

International Vice-Captain
already did:

• If players qualify in both categories the drafter can decide which to use them as.

I think that you would always want them as an international player (Cat1) but if someone thinks of a good reason to use them as a Cat2 local if possible then they are free to
 

Test_Fan_Only

State Regular
already did:

• If players qualify in both categories the drafter can decide which to use them as.

I think that you would always want them as an international player (Cat1) but if someone thinks of a good reason to use them as a Cat2 local if possible then they are free to
Sorry, did not think that line through.
 

Teuton

International Vice-Captain
Looks like we have 9 to start with

Round 1
jimmy101
Test_fan_only
trundler
MrPrez
morgieb
Red Hill
Teuton
mr_mister
Michaelf7777777

Round 2
Michaelf7777777
mr_mister
Teuton
Red Hill
morgieb
MrPrez
trundler
Test_fan_only
jimmy101
 

jimmy101

Cricketer Of The Year
Righto. Gonna kick it off with SF Barnes.

Born in Staffordshire apparently, so not sure exactly how he should be categorized. Teuts?
 

Teuton

International Vice-Captain
Yep Staffordshire is one of England's 48 counties according to the internet. We are going with actual counties not FC counties. Hint: Yorkshire is broken up into North, South and West

So no one else can pick an English player from Staffordshire. And only 4 more ppl can pick a local Englishman.
 

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