Fantasy – Frequently Asked Questions

Fantasy FAQ

MPL Fantasy is a fantasy league played by using your sports knowledge and skill. You can pick your own team by picking real players for Cricket, Football, Basketball and Baseball.Create your team within a maximum budget of 100 credits. Your team earns points based on your chosen players’ performance in real-life matches and the higher your points, the better your winnings! It’s time to showcase your skills and go for glory!
Follow these 5 easy steps to get started:
  1. Select a Match: Select any of the upcoming matches from current or upcoming series
  2. Create Your Team: Use your sports knowledge and showcase your skills to create your MPL Fantasy team within a budget of 100 credits
  3. Join a Contest: Join any MPL Fantasy cash contest to win cash, and the ultimate bragging rights to show off your improvement.
  4. Follow the Match: Watch the real match and track your scorecard
  5. Withdraw your Winnings: Instantly withdraw your winnings from your wallet
Go to MPL Fantasy tab -> Select a Sport-> Select a match -> Create your team -> Join contests
Go to MPL Fantasy tab -> Select a match, Now you can click on “Add team” and create teams or you can select a contest and then click on “Register team” where you will be prompted to select the existing team or create a new team.
You can make as many changes to your MPL Fantasy teams as you like until the deadline of the registration for that match! You can also change your Captain or Vice Captain before the deadline. Select the “Edit Team” button in your teams to make changes to your team. Make sure you keep an eye on which of your players are playing the match and keep your session updated at all times.
You need 11 players to make a team. Based on credits you can select a team: Wicket-Keeper(1-4), Batsmen (Minimum- 3, Maximum 6) , All-rounders (Minimum-1, Maximum- 4), Bowlers (Minimum-3, Maximum- 6).
You can select a maximum of 7 players from one playing side.
Captain gets you 2x points earned by that player and Vice-captain, 1.5x
You can manage your teams for the match by going to “Your teams” section on each and every match.
No, you cannot edit the match post deadline of contest registration, when the match is live or after the match ends.
Maximum team creation varies in accordance with the contest category. For instance, a user can create a maximum of 100 teams in a Grand League contest.
To join contests, click on a contest on the contest listing page and click on “Register team” to join the contest.
In case of a tie between winners of a multiple winner contest for all positions, the prize money for the winner's position and the immediate next winning position (if any), and so forth in accordance with the number of tied winners, will be aggregated and shared equally among the tied winners. All other prize money will remain as per the winner's standing. For example: If there are 2 winners tied for the 1st position, the sum of the 1st and 2nd positions’ prize money will be distributed equally between these 2 winners and the next highest scorer will be awarded the prize money for the 3rd position. Currently, there are no tie-breakers and hence all teams who have scored equal points will be considered as tied for a position.
You can see your team’s rank on the “leaderboard” of a particular contest you joined with that team, while the match is live and after the match ends.
If the match is canceled due to some reason, the contests you joined will not be running and any amount used to join contests will be refunded to your Wallet.
If the match is abandoned, the MPL Fantasy match will be canceled and the entry fees will be refunded. This includes scenarios where the real match is abandoned without a single ball being bowled, as well as when the match is abandoned after it has started. Note: If the real match has a result (i.e., ends in a win to either team or a tie but not a "no result") even if not played out fully, we will announce the results of the MPL Fantasy match as per the MPL Fantasy scorecard points accumulated, except where a result of progression of a team in the tournament is a consequence solely of (i) the results of a Super Over or Bowl Out, (ii) the toss of a coin, (iii) prior results between or relative standings of the teams in the tournament, or (iv) any methodology other than those envisaged by the official score revision rules (e.g., Duckworth Lewis Stern) applicable to weather-affected matches in the particular tournament. Where a MPL Fantasy match has been canceled for the aforesaid reasons or any other reasons as may be notified from time to time, the entry fees of all participants in such a match will be refunded in full. For the sake of clarity, the scores of a Super Over shall not be tabulated for the purpose of MPL Fantasy scorecard points under any circumstances.
If the test match is declared as drawn with neither of the teams completing a single inning, the MPL Fantasy match will be canceled and the entry fees will be refunded. If the test match is declared drawn with either team (and not necessarily both) completing a single inning, the MPL Fantasy match will be considered to have completed and the entry fees will not be refunded. Note: An innings will be deemed to be completed if a batting team either declares or gets bowled out (i.e., loses ten wickets) in such an innings.
In case of a cash contest, the contest will be canceled and the entry fee will be refunded to your account. But where’s the fun in that? So, make sure you invite as many friends as you can to join the contest and fill the required slots!
Real cash! What can be better than that?
As the players perform in the actual match in real-time, your team keeps earning points for your chosen players’ performances. The points status appearing next to your total points indicates if the match is in progress or completed.
Considering the excitement and passion of fans, we allow our users to pre-select their teams for all the matches that are open on MPL Fantasy at any given point of time.
Go to Host Fantasy Contest-> Select Sport -> Select Match-> Enter the entry fee -> Register the team and post payment -> Contest is hosted
You can share the hosted contest among your followers or via share link -> Users can then join the hosted contest.
Weekly Leaderboard or daily leaderboard contests will have different formats and terms and conditions. Kindly refer to the particular live leaderboard terms and conditions to know participation terms and conditions.
After the match is completed, Results will be verified and post verification & declaration of match results within 12 hours, your winning amount will be credited to your wallet. Please contact our customer support in case you do not receive your winning amount within 12 hours.
1v1 Quick Join can be used to register for multiple H2H contests at once. You can select the entry fee and number of contests for a match and join multiple contests in one click.
Once registered, you cannot withdraw from the contest.
If we cannot find a match for the joined contest, your entry fee will be refunded.
When you register a team in a contest by mistake and you want to switch the team on team card, you can switch the team for that contest via “Switch team” button
Sure! But to maintain the element of surprise, we allow users to view other users’ teams only after the deadline. To view your opponent’s team, Go to the Live or Results Option-> Select a match and click on your opponent’s team name. You can also track your competitors by downloading the details of other teams in that contest.
Of course, the beauty of the daily format is that you can join a contest in the middle of a series that is not yet closed (deadline has not passed) and have an equal opportunity of winning as everyone else.
The team which gets the highest points at the end of the match will be announced as the winner of that contest.
We charge a platform fee to access our facilities for improving and maintaining them, as well as awarding cash prizes. However, the entry fee will be credited back to your Wallet in case of cancelled matches. (Please check the answer for ‘What happens if a cricket match is abandoned?’)
After the match is completed, Results will be verified and post verification & declaration of match results within 12 hours, your winning amount will be credited to your wallet. Please contact our customer support in case you do not receive your winning amount within 12 hours.
Basic Points
T20 ODI TEST T10 OTHER T20 OTHER ODI
Batting
Run 1 1 1 1 1 1
Boundary Bonus 1 1 1 1 1 1
Six Bonus 2 2 2 2 2 2
Half Century Bonus 8 4 4 8 8 4
Century Bonus 16 8 8 16 16 8
Dismissal for a duck -2 -3 -4 -2 -2 -3
(Batsman, WK & AR)
Bowling
Wicket (Excluding run out) 25 25 16 25 25 25
4 Wicket haul bonus 8 4 4 8 8 4
5 Wicket haul bonus 16 8 8 16 16 8
Maiden over bonus (each) 8 4 16 8 4
Fielding
Catch 8 8 8 8 8 8
Run Out / Stumping (Direct) 12 12 12 12 12 12
Run Out (Thrower) 6 6 6 6 6 6
Run Out (Catcher) 6 6 6 6 6 6
Others
Captain 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X
Vice Captain 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X
Economy Rate Points
T20 T20 ODI ODI T10 T10
(Min 2 overs to be Bowled) (Min 5 overs to be Bowled) (Min 1 over to be Bowled)
Below 4 Runs per over 6 Below 2.5 Runs per over 6 Below 6 Runs per over 6
Between 4-4.99 Runs per over 4 Between 2.5-4.49 Runs per over 4 Between 6-6.99 Runs per over 4
Between 5-6 runs per over 2 Between 3.5-4.5 runs per over 2 Between 7-8 Runs per over 2
Between 9-10 runs per over -2 Between 7-8 runs per over -2 Between 11-12 Runs per over -2
Between 10.1-11 runs per over -4 Between 8.1-9 runs per over -4 Between 12.1-13 Runs per over -4
Above 11 runs per over -6 Above 9 runs per over -6 Above 13 Runs per over -6
Strike Rate Points
T20 T20 ODI ODI T10 T10
Between 60-70 Runs per 100 Balls (Min 10 Balls to be played) (Min 20 Balls to be played) (Min 5 Balls to be played)
Below 4 Runs per over -2 Between 50-60 Runs per 100 Balls -2 Between 90-99.99 Runs per 100 Balls -2
Between 50-59.9 Runs per 100 Balls -4 Between 40-49.9 Runs per 100 Balls -4 Between 80-89.9 Runs per 100 Balls -4
Below 50 Runs per 100 Balls -6 Below 40 Runs per 100 Balls -6 Below 80 Runs per 100 Balls -6

Points to remember:<
  • The cricketer you choose to be your MPL Fantasy’s Captain will receive 2 times the points
  • The Vice-Captain will receive 1.5 times the points for his performance
  • Strike rate scoring is applicable only for strike rate below 70 runs per 100 balls
  • None of the events occurring during a Super Over, if any, will be considered for points to be assigned/applies to a player
  • However, Concussion Substitutes (as defined in the Cricket Australia Playing Conditions for Domestic Matches) will be awarded points for any contributions they make in a match governed by the Cricket Australia Playing Conditions for Domestic Matches.
  • In case of any transfer of a real-life player in the intervening period between scheduled updates, such transfer shall not be reflected in the roster of players until the next scheduled update. Please note that while the transferred player will be available for selection in the transferred team’s roster of players in a Contest during the intervening period, no points will be attributed to such a transferred player in the course of such contest.
Points
Playing Time
Played 55 minutes or more +2
Played less than 55 minutes +1
Attack
For every goal scored (Forward) +8
For every goal scored (Midfielder) +9
For every goal scored (GK/Defender) +10
For every assist +5
For every 10 passes completed +0.5
For every 2 shots on target +1
Defense
Clean sheet (Midfielder) +1
Clean sheet (GK/Defender) +5
For every 3 shots saved (GK) +2
For every penalty saved (GK) +9
For every 3 successful tackles made +1
Cards and other penalties
Yellow card -1
Red card -3
For every own goal -2
For every 2 goals conceded (GK/Defender) -1
For every penalty missed -2
Points to remember:
  • The player you choose to be your team’s Captain will receive 2 times the points for his/her performance
  • The player you chose to be your team’s Vice-captain will receive 1.5 times the points for his/her performance
  • Starting points are assigned to any player on the basis of the announcement of his/her inclusion in the team. However, in case the player is unable to start the match after being included in the team sheet, he/she will not score any points. Points shall, however, be applicable to any player who plays as a replacement of such player to whom starting points were initially assigned
  • If a player has been substituted before a goal is conceded, the player will get the clean sheet bonus (provided he has played at least 55 minutes)
  • Assists are awarded to the player from the goal-scoring team, who makes the final pass before a goal is scored. An assist is awarded when:
  1. The pass was intentional (that it actually creates the goal)
  2. The pass was unintentional (that the player had to dribble the ball or an inadvertent touch or shot created the goal)
An assist is not awarded when:
  1. An opposing player touches the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored, significantly altering the intended destination of the ball
  2. Tow or more opposing players touch the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored
  3. The goal scorer loses possession to a player from the opposition team and then regains control of the ball
Points for assists will be awarded to the player:
  1. For winning a penalty
  2. For winning a free kick
  3. For having his/her shot saved or blocked by a defender, goalkeeper or goalpost if his/her teammate scores on the rebound
  4. For a cross or pass that results in an own goal
  5. For having his/her shot saved/blocked/rebounded and the next touch (by opposition player) results in an own goal
  • All of the above must result in a successful goal for points to be awarded to the player providing the assist
  • In cases where a player misses a penalty kick and scores in the rebound, he will get points for the penalty but will get -2 points for the miss. He will not get any points for the assist
  • In cases where a player misses a penalty kick but the goalkeeper hasn’t touched the ball, the GK will not get any points for saving the penalty, while the player will get -2 points for the miss
  • Goals conceded will be counted for the players playing on the field at the time of the goal irrespective of player’s total playing time
  • If a player receives a red card, he will continue to be penalised for goals conceded by his/her team, i.e. for the goals conceded after he leaves the field
  • Point deductions for a red card include any points deducted for yellow cards
  • Any event during extra time will be considered for awarding points
  • Any event during penalty shootouts will not be considered for awarding points
  • A player who has not participated in the game as part of the starting 11 or as a substitute, will not be awarded negative points for receiving a yellow or red card for off field activity
  • 54 minutes and 1 second onwards will be considered as 55 minutes for the purpose of point calculation
  • The ‘Starting Lineup’ is simply a feature to assist you in selecting your team. This will help you avoid selecting players who are not part of the starting lineups for any match. We strongly recommend that you do your own research before creating teams
Points
Points scored +1
Rebounds +1.2
Assists +1.5
Steals +3
Blocks +3
Turn Overs -1
Point to remember:
  • The Star player will receive 2 times the fantasy points for his performance
  • Any event during overtime will be considered for awarding fantasy points
  • In case of any transfer/trade of a real-life player in the intervening period between scheduled updates, such transfer shall not be reflected in the roster of players until the next scheduled update. Please note that while the transferred player will be available for selection in the transferor team’s roster of players in a contest during the intervening period, no points will be attributed to such a transferred player during the course of the contest.
Points
Batting
Single (1B) Batter reached the first base +4
Double (2B) Batter reaches second base +6
Triple (3B) Batter reaches third base +10
Home Run (HR) +12
Batter hits it out of the park or reaches back to home base
Runs Batted In (RBI) Batter on strike caused one or more runs to be scored +3
Runs Scored ( R ) Players crosses home base to score a run +3
Base on Balls (BBH) or Walk A walk occurs when a pitcher throws 4 balls or illegal deliveries to the same batter +4
Stolen Base (SB) Runner advances to next base while pitcher is pitching +8
Pitching
Inning Pitched (IP) The pitcher gets 3 batters out. The pitcher gets 1 point per out +3
Strikeout (SO) The pitcher throws three strikes to get a batter out +2
Earned Run (ER) Run conceded by the pitcher -3
Hit Allowed (H) When the batter reached 1st, 2nd or 3rd base -1
Base on Balls (BBH) or Walk -1
A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws 4 balls or illegal deliveries to the same batter
Points to remember:
  • The player you choose to be your team’s Captain will receive 2 times the points for his/her performance
  • The player you choose to be your team’s Vice-captain will receive 1.5 times the points for his/her performance
  • There are no starting points
  • Fantasy points will be awarded for all event during the extra innings (after 9 innings are done for both sides)
  • Each batter will get points only for one of the following events - 1B, 2B, 3B, or Home Run. A player will not score points for completing bases if he is not the batter on strike
  • Winners will be declared for matches where there is a result. A match usually has a result when a minimum of 5 innings are played by each side
New TDS policy: MPL Fantasy Contests
As per the government regulations, a tax of 31.2% will be deducted if net winnings of the individual are more than Rs 10,000
Net winnings = Winnings by teams of a user which won – Entry fees paid for the teams which have won amount in the contest
In Winnings, only real cash is considered no consideration of winnings given in Bonus cash.
Examples of TDS deductions in Contest :
Case 1:
Suppose in a Head to Head Contest for a Match,
Contest Entry fee = Rs 10,000 and Contest winnings are 18,000
A user registers a team (Team 1) in the contest and won Rs. 18,000
Net winnings of a user for the contest = Rs 18,000 – 10,000 = Rs 8,000
Net winnings are less than Rs 10,000, so NO Tax will be applicable on winnings and the winner will be getting Rs 18,000.
Case 2:
Suppose in a Rumble Contest for a Match,
Contest Entry fee = Rs 50 A user registers 5 teams in the contest. Now out of 5, 3 teams win and 2 teams didn't win any amount.
Team 1 , Team 2 , Team 3 won 2,000 ; 3,000 ; 10,000. Net winnings of a user for the contest = Rs 15,000 – 150 = Rs 14,850
Net winnings are greater than Rs 10,000, so 31.2% of tax will be deducted on Rs. 14,85
As per the Income Tax Act 1961, if your individual net winnings for a single contest are more than Rs.10,000, tax of 31.2% will be deducted. The remaining amount (68.8%) will be credited to your winnings balance. For e.g. If you win Rs.1,00,000, tax of Rs.31,200 will be deducted and your actual winnings are Rs.68,800.
A Season ticket will give you free entry to a particular contest in all the matches throughout the season. You can choose the season ticket based on the contest you want to participate in.
For example, ₹99 Season Ticket will give one free entry to MEGA contests in every Indian T20 League match
All the season tickets available will be shown in ‘Your Tickets’ in the Wallet section. You can buy the ticket from here. You can also buy tickets from MPL home screen or Fantasy banners (Fantasy home, Fantasy contest listing and contest details)
You can use the season ticket for all the matches during the season to register ONE team for free in the contest that is mentioned on the ticket.
For example, ₹99 Season Ticket will give one free entry to MEGA contests in every Indian T20 League match
Go to the contest for which the ticket has been bought. You can apply the ticket and register one team for free in this contest. You can also find the matches where the Season Ticket can be applied by clicking on the tickets you have bought in the Tickets home (inside Wallet page).
You are allowed to buy one Season Ticket of a particular value. For example, you can buy one ₹99 Season ticket and one ₹2499 Season ticket but you can’t buy a ₹99 Season ticket twice.
No, once you buy a Season Ticket, it is not refundable.
Yes, if there are two different matches of a single season.
  1. The season tickets available on MPL App are currently applicable only for Android users
  2. It is clarified that these tickets enable one free entry in the designated contest against the season ticket you’ve bought, for every match of Indian T20 League 2020
  3. The winnings of the contests with season tickets enabled would vary depending on the proximity to the match, so it’s advisable to join these contests as soon as you’ve bought the ticket and not wait for the final hour. The earlier you join the higher winnings you’d be playing for
  4. Season ticket contests are activated immediately after a match is open, to facilitate all the buyers of the tickets so they can redeem their free entry instantly. It should also be noted that no new season ticket contest would open after Lineups are announced for the match and so we request all our ticket users to not wait for the last moment to redeem their free entry and join as soon as possible
  5. MPL holds the right to restrict the count of maximum teams allowed in the season ticket contests and this would be reflected on the contest card for the convenience of all users
  6. Users are allowed to own season tickets of multiple contests at the same time
  1. Creation of multiple accounts by one user.
  2. Creation of multiple accounts by misusing a referral code to get a cash bonus.
  3. Submission of fake documents or uploading someone else's documents.
We take back the cash bonus component of the winnings on violation of fair play policy
Season tickets are available for a limited time period for a given league. Watch the banner and tickets space for updates on season tickets for the next league. 
Update: Season ticket sale for Indian T20 League has ended on Oct 16,2020.
A monthly ticket will give you one free entry to all the monthly ticket contests (would be named after the month) during that particular month. For example, November Season Ticket will give you one free entry to all ‘Dhamaka Contests’ during the month
It is available for sale in ‘Your Tickets’ in the Wallet section. You can also buy tickets from MPL home screen or Fantasy banners (Fantasy home, Fantasy contest listing and contest details)
You can use the Monthly Ticket in all monthly ticket contests during the given month to register ONE team for free. Details about monthly ticket contests will be live once the sale is live.
For example, November Season Ticket can be used in all ‘Dhamaka Contests’ during that month. You can check the details about the Dhamaka contest in the Fantasy home banner or Help section in the Tickets sale screen.
Go to the monthly ticket contest in the matches eligible for a monthly ticket and apply the ticket to register one team for free. You can also find the matches where the Monthly Ticket can be applied by clicking on the tickets you have bought in Tickets home (inside Wallet section).
You can buy only one Monthly Ticket for a given month.
No, once you buy a Monthly Ticket, it is not refundable.
Yes, if there are two different Monthly Ticket specific contests in a day.
  1. The monthly tickets available on MPL App are currently applicable only for Android users
  2. It is clarified that these tickets enable one free entry in the designated contest for the month. Details about the contest(matches applicable, schedule, prize pool etc.) are published in the Fantasy home banners and Help section in the Tickets sale screen.
  3. The winnings of the contests with monthly ticket enabled would vary depending on the proximity to the match, so it’s advisable to join these contests as soon as you’ve bought the ticket and not wait for the final hour. The earlier you join the higher winnings you’d be playing for
  4. Monthly ticket contests are activated immediately after a match is open, to facilitate all the buyers of the tickets so they can redeem their free entry instantly. It should also be noted that no new monthly ticket contest would open after Lineups are announced for the match and so we request all our ticket users to not wait for the last moment to redeem their free entry and join as soon as possible
  5. MPL holds the right to restrict the count of maximum teams allowed in the monthly ticket contests and this would be reflected on the contest card for the convenience of all users