It is with much sadness that I confirm that the current season of World Club Cricket will be the last. When I took over control again I always had a plan to put in for three seasons and then re-asses where the game was going, based on feedback from all the managers that I recieved a few months ago I was positive about the direction however it has become obvious that the game will not evolve into anything more than it is now.
I have had a great time not just over the last year and a half; but since 2002 when I first became involved. WCC set the standard for what was expected of an online simulation on Cricketweb and I'm proud of the enjoyment that so many people have gotten from it. It has been a lot of hard work running it by myself in recent times, as has been mentioned by other guys to have run it in the past it's almost like having a second full-time job, I have to thank Luffy for the times he's helped out and a few of the other guys such as Stephen and Kyle who have also been good for the odd suggestion or two.
There are a number of major factors as to why I am calling the end to it now, first and foremost I'm getting married next year and I'm also likely to be getting a promotion at work so I'll be working longer and harder hours. While I feel i could commit to another season I think there has been a bit of a lull lately and it seems the right time. Also the growth of games like From the Pavilion and Batrick has meant that a game like WCC has become redunant, you only have to look at sims like ICC or Cricket Coach and you can see why WCC has struggled to attract new members. With those sorts of games there are instant results and constant interaction, something that WCC has always strived for but never been able to deliver.
Thanks to all the managers who have put in over the past three seasons, I hope you have enjoyed the game and will stick around for the final few weeks of the season, most teams still have something to play for and a final WCC trohpy would be a good ending.