Since we love #FairPlay as much as you do, from 21st Feb 2019, 3PM onwards, we have moved the deadline for ALL sports to the start of the match! That’s right, you can create/edit your team and join contests right till the official match start time.
Here’s why we moved the deadline:
The skill of winning on Dream11 is about picking the BEST performing players, not picking who’s going to play. By moving the deadline, we are ensuring that skill is the key factor to victory on our platform.
Recently, in many cricket matches featuring India, England, New Zealand and Australia, NBA, Women’s BBL and Hockey, lineups were announced before the Dream11 deadline. Some people knew about this, some didn’t - that’s an unfair advantage and not #FairPlay.
Also, injuries in warm-ups or random lineup changes lead to key players not playing in a match. For instance, on 28th Jan, 63% of people had picked MS Dhoni for the NZ vs IND ODI. But the announcement that he would not play was made only after the 60-minute deadline passed.
We have made this change while complying with the charter of the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG), which protects your interests and sets standards of operation for all Sports Gaming operators in India. You can download the IFSG Charter here: https://www.ifsg.in/guiding-principles/
But most importantly, it makes Dream11 much more fun!