Hamilton Bermuda March 15 2010
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing a top quality system structured by high performance and enhanced functionality, CricketStar.Net, the online Cricket League Administration, Results and Statistical Management System has announce the release of several new features:
- News Categorization and layout*
- Game Categorization*
- Team Ranking*
- Player Ranking*
- Drop down menus*
- Flash photo gallery (embedded)*
We’ve created this news feature to help leagues manage the look of the main home page. Over the years we have notice that many leagues do not effectively archive news and thus the home page is stretched unnecessarily. With this feature the news area will not increase. Instead visitors can scroll through un-archive news more efficiently. Additionally it gives the leagues the option of categorizing the each news items.To use this feature each un-archived news would have to link to a category. Additional you should link an image (size 300 by 250) to each news item otherwise the home page will not look good.
2. Game Categorization:
With the growing popularity of the shorter version of the game (T20) we are noticing that more and more leagues are playing this format. Thus we have introduced a new match type categorization. This new setting at the season/tournament will allow you to filter on games by type to create meaningful reports. This is also an important part of the new ranking system
3. Team Ranking:
The CricketStar Team Rankings are the official guide to the relative merits of teams in each ODIs, T20 or Multi-day cricket. Users have the ability to filter by year, Competition level, and Match Type.
4. Players Ranking:
The CricketStar Player Rankings are the official guide to the relative merits of batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders in each type of matches, 50 overs - ODIs, T20 or Multi-day cricket. Users have the ability to filter by year, Competition level, Match Type and Active vs. Inactive players.
How are the Ratings updated?
As with all other stats report the ranking is update once the match is approved. The system performs a number of checks on the data to ensure that there are no errors (for example the number of runs + extras has to be the same as the total !) and then the ratings are calculated.
How do batsmen qualify for full points?
A batsman gets a rating as soon as the match is approved. If he scores 50 runs, the computer will rate him as a "50" type player, if he scores 100 runs the system will rank him as “100” type player. Batsmen are award bonuses for “50” and “100”. Total points are divided by total matches to get a weighted average. They are also awarded bonus points for scoring 50% or higher of the teams total score in a match.
How do bowlers qualify for full points?
Bowlers get a rating as soon as the match is approved. They receive bonus points for each 5 wickets haul and are penalized for wides and no balls. They also receive bonus points for having good economy rating below 3.00 per game
How do you rate all-rounders?We have devised an all-rounder index that gives a good indication of who the best all-rounders in the league. To obtain the index, simply take the player's batting and bowling points, add them together and divide by total matches. Incidentally, this index does include one important all-rounder skill, namely fielding. Despite there being no satisfactory way of rating fielding skills statistically at present we have assigned points for each catches taken and run outs. They are also awarded bonus points for taking 50% or higher of the teams total wickets in a match.
What about ratings for wicket-keepers?
The challenge was to find a fair way of rating a keeper. While the ICC feel you can't just rate him on catches and stumpings taken, since these are highly dependent on the bowler creating these chances. We felt it would be a good idea to show an index for wicket-keepers. So, as with other fielding skills, we attempt to produce a rating as we aren't convinced it would not be credible.
5. Website Redesign & Drop down menus:We are now offering leagues the option to have their standard web template redesign. The redesign would include new drop down menus to replace those listed on the left hand side of the home pages. Visit www.cricketstar.net/hdcl or www.cricket.bm for example
6. Flash Photo Gallery:
Flash Gallery – we have added this application that allows you to create a slideshow on your website easy and fast. You won't need any programming skills to install or use it. Just embed it into your website and script will automatically form a slideshow from a specified folder or from Flickr photostream.For more information on how to take advantage of these and any other features please contact me. “Cricketstar.net is dedicated to providing you with information beyond the cricket boundaries” * Additional charges may apply Media Enquiries: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cricketstar.net
How Can You Signup?
We at CricketStar.Net believe that once you try our service the benefits gained would be more than any cash outlay. So to further reduce the cost, all our payment plans include one additional free month of hosting for any league / association that prepays for the first year of services.
For more details on any aspect of the service or for a free demo please click on the contact link.For a free quote, please email us at email@example.com and provide some basic information of about your league. example, number of clubs, team, players, average number of matches played each year..