ESPN Cricket Picks 2019 Official Rules


1.	ELIGIBILITY. These are the official rules (the "Official Rules") for ESPN Cricket Picks 2019 (the "Promotion"). The Promotion is open to validly registered users of (an "Entrant" or "you").  However, prizes are available only to Entrants who are eighteen (18) years or older, as of the date of entry, and who reside in the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand only (in each case, subject to the respective United Kingdom and Australia / New Zealand-specific terms below).   The following are not eligible for prizes from the Promotion: (i) employees, agents or contractors of Promoter, Sponsors, Permitz Group Pty Ltd (for persons in Australia or New Zealand), and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and each of their respective advertising/promotion agencies; and (ii) the "immediate family members" and/or "household members" of any of the persons set forth in (i) above. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, grandparents, step-grandparents, spouses, ex-spouse, defacto spouse, children, step-children, siblings, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or 1st cousin. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year. Participation in the Promotion constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Promoter's decisions. The decisions of the Promoter regarding all matters relating to the Promotion are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. From all eligible entries received, the winners will be determined based on their ability to accumulate the most points in this Promotion during the 2019 Cricket World Cup (the "Tournament"). This Promotion is void in all territories where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.

2.	PROMOTERS; SPONSOR. This Promotion is organized and administered by ESPN Enterprises, Inc. (the "Promoter").  Any advertisers associated with the Promotion shall be deemed a “Sponsor” for purposes of these Official Rules.

3.	ENTRY PAGE. To access and/or enter the Promotion, log-on to the ESPN Cricket Picks 2019 homepage during the Promotion Period to complete and submit your entry.  (

4.	ESPN.COM REGISTRATION. To play the Promotion, you must be a registered user of (or one of Promoter's affiliated websites, e.g.,,,, and Registration and participation in the Promotion is free.
	a.	Not yet a Registered User. You may register by clicking on the applicable link on the entry page for the Promotion, and following the instructions. You will be asked to provide your first name, last name, e-mail address (collectively "User Information") and to select a password.
	b.	Already a Registered User. If you are already a registered user (or if you are a registered user of one of the Promoter's affiliated websites), then you do not need to register again. You may enter the Promotion by logging in on with your current username and password.
	c.	Survey Questions or Promotional Email. You may be asked to answer survey questions or to consent to receive promotional emails or offers. This is optional. You are not required to answer questions or to give consent to receive such emails or offers in order to become a registered user or to be eligible to play in the Promotion. Even if you consent, you may subsequently opt-out of receiving such emails or offers by clicking on the "myESPN" icon on any page, then clicking on the "Newsletters" link, then the “Newsletters” and "Special Offers" tabs to uncheck those updates or offers you do not want to receive. 
	d.	Password. You are responsible for the secrecy of your password. The Promoter, Sponsors, and other third parties are not responsible or liable for any actions taken using your password.

5.	TIMING. The Promotion begins on May 15, 2019 at 00:01 AM  and ends on July 15, 2019 at 23:59 PM  (or upon the completion of the Tournament) (the "Promotion Period"). For purposes of these Official Rules all times are U.S. Eastern Time ("ET").

	a.	General. The objective of the Promotion is to accumulate the most points by correctly answering questions across several categories:
		i.	Correctly predict key performers before the tournament starts.
		ii.	Selecting the winners of all group stage matches throughout the Tournament.
		iii.	Select the winners and best team performances from the semi-finals and the final.
	b.	How to make your selections. 
		i.	Each week of the promotion, you will be shown all upcoming matches for the next 7 days of the Tournament. 
		ii.	You need to select the winner of each and every match and will be awarded a point for each correct answer.
		iii.	On some matches extra questions will be asked, such as predicting highest individual runs scorer (see margin match below), as well as which team will have the best bowler and batsman for that match. 
		iv.	Prior to the start of the Tournament there will also be a series of five questions where you can predict the best players or teams of the Tournament.
		v.	You will be prompted to answer these questions with simple check boxes or numerical text fields.
	c.	Scoring.  An Entrant will earn one (1) point for every question answered correctly for a maximum of 59 points.  The total number of possible points an Entrant can accumulate in a given round is shown below:
		Pre-Tournament Questions: 5
		Tournament Questions:
		1.	Week 1 – 11 points
		2.	Week 2 – 8 points
		3.	Week 3 – 8 points
		4.	Week 4 – 8 points
		5.	Week 5 – 10 points
		6.	Semi-Finals and Finals - 9 points
		In the event a Tournament match does not occur (e.g., due to cancellation) no points will be awarded.
	d.	Lock-time. Pre-Tournament Questions (including all Tournament-long questions, e.g., who will score the most goals, etc) will lock when the first match in the Tournament commences.  
		Questions for each individual match will lock when that match begins at its scheduled start time. Entrants must ensure their answers are submitted by each scheduled lock-time. Entrants will not be able to answer questions that have already locked.  Answers submitted after the deadline will be considered invalid, and points will not be counted. Official start times as listed by Tournament organisers will be used for this Promotion.
	e.	Cancelled Matches.  If a match is cancelled (e.g. washout due to rain) then all Entrants who made a selection will be awarded a point for a correct prediction.  However players who have not entered any selection will not be awarded any points.
	f.	Tied Matches.  In the event of a tied match  - then all Entrants who made a selection will be awarded a point for a correct prediction.  However players who have not entered a selection will not be awarded any points.
	g.	Player Rankings:
		Player rankings by round: In order to determine the results in each week, Entrants will be ranked:
		i.	firstly by their Score, where the highest Score has the highest rank;
		ii.	then, in the case of a tie, by each Entrant’s Margin for the same week, where the lowest weekly Margin has the highest rank; (see margin matches below);
		iii.	then, in the case of a further tie, by each Entrant's Accumulative Margin for the Tournament to date, where the lowest Accumulative Margin has the highest rank; and
		iv.	then, in the case of a further tie, the Entrant who first initially registered to participate has the higher rank.
		Weekly rankings will be determined no later than 72 hours after the last match of the particular week of matches has ended. 
		The end of tournament rankings will be determined: 
		i.	firstly by the Entrant's total Score for all weeks; 
		ii.	then, in the case of a tie, by each Entrant's Accumulative Margin for the Tournament (see margin matches below)
		iii.	then, where Entrants have identical Scores and identical Accumulative Margins, the Entrant with the lowest margin for the last match (the final) will be ranked highest; and
		iv.	then, in the case of a further tie, the Entrant who first initially registered to participate has the higher rank.
	h.	Margin Matches:
		A ‘margin match’ is applied to one match for each week of the Tournament, as well as all knockout matches (consisting of the semi finals and the final).
		For each margin match you must predict the highest individual batting score in the match. This is the highest individual player score from either team and is not connected to the team selected to win. The weekly margin will be calculated as the difference between your prediction of the highest individual batting score and the actual highest individual batting score.
		These margins are cumulative over the course of the Tournament and this “Accumulative Margin” is used to differentiate rankings between players with the same overall score at the end of the Tournament.

7.	NO ENTRY FEE. There is no entry fee required to participate in the Promotion. Only entries received online in accordance with these Official Rules will be accepted. No other forms of entry - fax, mail, email, phone or other - will be accepted. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Winners will be determined on or about July 17, 2019.

8.	AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND PRIZES & SPECIAL TERMS.  This section 8 of the Official Rules applies only to Entrants who reside in Australia and New Zealand who are eighteen (18) years or older and are otherwise eligible to receive a prize according to the full Official Rules.
	a.	For all eligible Entrants residing in Australia and New Zealand only, the following prizes are available for one winner and one guest:
		•	Return economy class flights from nearest Australian or New Zealand capital city to London (Heathrow)
		•	Return transfers from Heathrow airport to London hotel
		•	5 nights' accommodation in a minimum 4-star hotel
		•	Two tickets to days 1 & 2 of the 5th test Australia vs. England at The Oval, London (September 12 & 13)
		•	Total prize value = $8,000 AUD (Including GST), as at 8/05/19. 
		The approximate retail value ("ARV") of all Australia / New Zealand prizes is AUS $8,000.00.
	b.	Unless expressly stated in these Official Rules, all other expenses are the responsibility of the winners (and their companions), including but not limited to cost of obtaining current passports, visas, meals, spending money, transport to and from departure and arrival points, transfers, drinks, incidentals, mini-bar, laundry, room service, telephone calls, activities, gratuities, services charges, travel insurance, pre and post accommodation, optional activities or excursions and all other ancillary costs. A credit card imprint or cash deposit may be required from the winner at check-in to the hotel, for all incidental charges. 
	c.	By entering the Promotion, and by collecting a prize, the winner acknowledges and accepts that driving, travel and any other activities comprising the prize, are inherently dangerous and may result in death, injury, incapacity, damage to property or other losses. The Promoter is not responsible for any acts of god, such as adverse weather conditions or industrial action or civil commotion that may occur whilst the winner is travelling. It is the responsibility of the prize-winner to enquire about local issues and conditions at destinations prior to travel. The Promoter does not guarantee that the winner will enjoy the travel prize or be suited to the type of travel prize that is offered. 
	d.	Accommodation is a twin share standard room.  Travel arrangements to and from the winner's home and their nearest capital city airport do not form part of the prize and are the responsibility of the winner and their travelling companions. Travel is from and to the winner’s closest capital city. The winner must travel on the same flights and itinerary as their travelling companion. The travel prize cannot be used as part payment for another airfare package. Frequent flyer miles cannot be accrued on this prize. Flights and accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking and cannot be exchanged for other destinations.
	e.	Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the prize winner and their travel companion.  All prize travel will be subject to the carrier's general conditions of carriage. The Promoter and carrier make no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination. International travel advice can be obtained from various sources, including local government, local consular offices and the web site of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at Prizes for travel for a particular event or attraction must be taken to coincide with the event or the times and dates during which the attraction is available. 
	f.	No cash or other prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except at Promoter's sole discretion. Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. THE WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.
	g.	Privacy Collection Statement.  The Promoter and its related entities collect Entrants' personal information for the purpose of conducting and promoting this Promotion (including but not limited to determining and notifying winners). The Promoter may disclose personal information collected to an agent who is engaged for prize fulfilment. The Promoter may also disclose personal information collected to Australian regulatory authorities, such as the regulators of trade promotions. The Promoter will otherwise handle your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy available at You may request access or to update your personal information or lodge a complaint by writing to The Privacy Officer, ESPN Australia Pty Ltd, Level 3 68 York St., Sydney NSW 2000.
	h.	Nothing in these Official Rules limit, exclude or modify or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia. 

9.	UK PRIZES AND SPECIAL TERMS.  This section 9 of the Official Rules applies only to Entrants who reside in the United Kingdom, who are eighteen (18) years or older and are eligible to receive a prize according to the full Official Rules.  The following prize is only available to eligible Entrants residing in the UK:
	•	11-inch iPad Pro 256GB Storage Wi-Fi Prize value: £919.00
No cash or other prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except at Promoter's sole discretion. Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. THE WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.

10.	ENTRY ERRORS/ NO RETURN OF ENTRIES; DISPUTES. Neither Promoter nor Sponsors are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. Neither Promoter nor Sponsors are responsible for any unavailability of or interruptions to any service or equipment used in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, (1) interruptions to any network, server, Internet, website, telephone, satellite, computer or other connections (2) failures of any telephone, satellite, hardware, software or other equipment, (3) garbled, misdirected or jumbled transmissions, or traffic congestion, or (4) other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical or electronic, or (5) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information. Once submitted, entries, selections and answers become the sole property of Promoter and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute, the authorized account holder at the time of entry will be deemed to be the Entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification, and Promoter may require that the potential winners provide proof that his/her identification matches the User Information associated with the winning entry (both at the time of entry and at the time of verification of a potential winner). PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY POTENTIAL WINNER IF IT DETERMINES, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, THAT ANY USER INFORMATION WAS CHANGED OR FALSIFIED IN ORDER TO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. The decisions of the professional referees officiating the matches shall be final and binding regarding the outcome and scoring of the game.

11.	POTENTIAL WINNER. ALL POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY PROMOTER, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL. PROMOTER SHALL SOLELY DETERMINE ANY FORM OF VERIFICATION. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. PROMOTER WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS, AFFIDAVITS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY ENTRY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON MAY BE DEEMED A DEFECTIVE ENTRY AND VOID. Potential winner will be notified via email (or overnight mail) sent within thirty (30) business days following the end of the Promotion Period. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Promoter during the Promotion Period if his or her e-mail address has changed. To do so, click on the "myESPN" icon on any page, then click on the Account Information link to update your email address. A potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected  if (i) he/she does not comply with these rules (or is otherwise determined to be ineligible), (ii) he/she does not respond to the prize notice within five (5) days of its transmission (or receipt, if mailed), or if the emailed prize notice, after three (3) attempts, is returned as undeliverable, or (iii) the prize is undeliverable for any reason. If Promoter notifies, or seeks to deliver a prize to or otherwise attempts to contact an alternate potential winner, and such alternate potential winner is subsequently disqualified then Promoter shall use its reasonable business judgment to determine, in its sole discretion, the disposition of the prize (e.g., may choose another alternate potential winner in a manner consistent with these rules or donate the prize to another entity, at its sole discretion). Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses, relative to participation in the Promotion (including acceptance of any prize) not specified herein.
The Promoter highly recommends a current residential street address be provided when requested for ease of correspondence and potential prize delivery. The Promoter makes all reasonable efforts to deliver prizes to the addresses provided by competition entrants. The Promoter cannot guarantee that any prizes returned to the Promoter due to non-delivery at the provided address will be re-sent to the prize winner. 

12.	AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY/LIABILITY RELEASE. As a condition of receiving a prize, potential winner may be required to complete, sign and return certain forms or agreements that the Promoter deems necessary to verify the Entrant’s eligibility and proper administration of the prizes, including without limitation, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, except where prohibited, a Publicity Release, within fifteen (15) days of the date stated on the prize notice. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter.  In the event that a potential winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.  The Promoter reserves the right to select another winner in the event that an Entrant, claiming to be a winner, is unable to satisfy these Official Rules.
Except where prohibited, participation in this Promotion constitutes winner's consent to Promoter's and Sponsors', and any of their respective agents' use of winner's name, likeness, voice, opinions and biographical information for publicity, advertising, trade or promotional purposes in any media or manner, now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, without further payment, consideration, notice or approval.
All entries and any copyright subsisting in the entries become and remain the property of the Promoter who may publish or cause to be published any of the entries received. In participating in the prizes, the winners agree to participate and co-operate as required in all editorial activities relating to the Competition, including but not limited to being interviewed and photographed. The winners (and their companions) agree to granting the Promoter a perpetual and non-exclusive license to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide, including online social networking sites, and the winners (and their companions) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

13.	CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. Participation constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these official rules and to Promoter's decisions. The decisions of the Promoter in regards to all matters of this Promotion are final and binding. Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Promotion, including if the Promotion cannot be run as originally planned.  Promoter further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Promoter may lock out an Entrant who, in Promoter's sole judgment, has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter. CAUTION: A PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS DELIBERATELY TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY OR PROPER CONDUCT OF THIS PROMOTION OR TO ALTER OR DAMAGE A WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND FINES; AND PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Without limiting the foregoing, Promoter may modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Promotion if, in the Promoter's sole opinion, an incident of any kind occurs to corrupt or impair the administration, security, integrity, fairness or play (as intended) of the Promotion, including without limitation: (a) viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or technical failure; or (b) earthquake, flood, fire, storm or other natural disaster, act of God; or (c) labor controversy or threat thereof, civil disturbance or commotion, disruption of the public markets, war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared). In the event that the  Tournament is postponed, terminated early, or cancelled for any reason (such as a strike or lockout), Promoter reserves the right to award prizes based on scores at the time the Tournament is disrupted, or to cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion at its discretion. In the event of a cancellation or termination by the Promoter the Entrant who has accumulated the highest point total (and who wins any pending tiebreakers) at the time of any said action will be awarded the prizes, or the prizes will be awarded in such other manner deemed fair and appropriate by Promoter.

14.	RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. By participating in this Promotion or receiving a prize, Entrants (and in particular, winner) agree to release and to indemnify and hold harmless Promoter, Sponsors and each of their respective related companies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") for any liability, injury, death, loss or damages to Entrant or any person or entity, including without limitation damage to personal or real property, caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter's control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Official Rules; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or Entrant; (f) use of a prize, or (g) otherwise arising from participation in this Promotion (or related activities) or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of a prize.

15.	GAMBLING PROHIBITION. This Promotion is strictly for entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.

16.	LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. The Released Parties do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the Promotion or prizes, and are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Promotion; (2) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including without limitation malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (3) digital or electronic disruptions, e.g., viruses; (4) unauthorized human intervention, e.g., hacking; (5) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Promotion; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Promotion, access to, copying or downloading materials from or any other website, or receipt or use of any prize.

17.	DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW. Except where prohibited, each Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York county, New York state, i.e., Manhattan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York law, without reference to New York's choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.

18.	PRIVACY. Personally identifiable information that is submitted by Entrants as part of this Promotion will be used to administer the Promotion, select prize winner and fulfill prizes, and will be treated in accordance with Promoter's privacy policy accessible on its website at 

19.	OFFICIAL RULES; WINNERS LISTS. For a copy of the Official Rules and/or list of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below (Residents of VT may omit return postage). Requests must be received within thirty (30) days following the end of the Promotion (i.e., by August 15, 2019).  
ESPN Cricket Picks 2019
c/o Fantasy Game Administration
ESPN Plaza
Bristol, CT 06010

20.	ADDRESS; COPYRIGHT. Promoter is responsible for the Promotion and awarding of prizes. Promoter's address is ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010. The Promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2019 ESPN Enterprises, Inc.