A whole host of sites offering free fantasy IPL cricket have sprung up. We’ve entered one and set up a league, which you can join if you want.
League members won’t be playing for a cup or even a plate. We’ll be playing for The King Cricket Takeaway Box. It’s okay, it’s clean. We gave it a right good wash. There’s a bit of a yellowy haze still where the turmeric’s stained it, but it is clean. We promise.
You’ve probably got a couple of questions about our expertly chosen team. We’ll endeavour to answer them.
Q: Did you accidentally pick a handful of Aussies, forgetting that they weren’t actually appearing for the first few weeks because they were playing Pakistan?
Q: Did you pick Burt Cockley?
Q: Do you regret the selection of Burt Cockley in light of the fact that he didn’t play the first match and probably won’t appear at all?
A: No. The selection of Burt Cockley is about so much more than points in a fantasy cricket game. It is also about supporting people with faintly amusing names.
If you do want to join our league, send your email address to email@example.com and we’ll send you an invite tomorrow night.
We know it’s late and yes, we’ll already have established a lead in the league, but remember: we HAVE selected Burt Cockley and we aren’t going to be transferring him, even if he gets injured or banned or something. There is every chance that we will finish last.